Fatal accident near Waconia kills teen

According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office,  Saturday, Aug. 13, at about 4:19 am, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a personal injury crash on Oak Avenue near Goldfinch Drive in Waconia.
A motorist and passenger were travelling northbound on Oak Avenue in a Toyota Camry and collided with a payloader that was parked on the east side of the northbound traffic lane. The payloader had been marked with a traffic cone. The posted speed limit in the area is 30 mph.
The driver, Isaiah Kenneth Whitted (16) of Waconia, was transported to Hennepin Healthcare for non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger, Anthony Michael Lewin (16) of Waconia, sustained serious injuries during the crash and died as a result of the injuries.
The MN State Patrol, Ridgeview Ambulance Service, and Waconia Fire Department responded to the crash to assist the Sheriff’s Office. The matter remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office and MN State Patrol.

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