Two die in head-on crash Friday in Wright County

Two people died in a head-on traffic crash that happened Friday, Aug. 12 evening in Wright County.

According to the Wright County Sheriff’s Department just before 10 p.m., two passenger cars collided on Wright County Road 3, near the intersection of County Road 30 in Stockholm Township, south of Cokato.

Officials say evidence deputies gathered at the scene, as well as witness statements suggest that a Mazda passenger car driven by 27-year-old Vincent Beaudet of Hutchinson was traveling north in the southbound lane when his vehicle collided head-on with a Hyundai passenger car driven by 39-year-old Michael Wolford of Litchfield, formerly of Winsted.

Authorities say both vehicles sustained heavy damage, and both drivers suffered severe injuries. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The Cokato Ambulance and Fire Department, Allina Ambulance, and personnel from Lifelink assisted Wright County Sheriff’s Deputies.

The circumstances surrounding the fatal crash are still under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

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