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Motor Vechile.Bicycle Crash - Fatality

Posted: 07/15/2020

Category: County Sheriff Press Release

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Case Number: 20007762

Date Reported: 7/14/20 at 9:58 pm

Incident: Motor Vehicle/Bicycle Crash - Fatality

Location: Co Rd 9 NE/Co Rd 30 NE - Carlos Township

Complainant/Victim: *Names withheld pending family notification*

Case Details:

Driver: Jedidiah Christopher Willander, age 24 of Parkers Prairie, MN

On 07/14/20 at approximately 9:58 pm, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office receive a report of a motor vehicle crash verses bicycles on Co Rd 9 NE just south of Carlos, MN.

Preliminary investigation revealed that three bicyclists were southbound on Co Rd 9 when a Lincoln Navigator, also southbound, collided with two of the bicyclists. One cyclist was pronounced dead on scene and the second was transported from scene via North Ambulance Service and later flown to Hennepin County Medical Center via Lifelink III. The third cyclist was uninjured. The driver of the SUV, Willander, remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Also assisting on scene was the Carlos First Responder’s and the MN State Patrol. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Tatro, Jayden Joseph Age: 14
Carlos, MN
Uninjured and not struck by vehicle

Nohre, Blake Lee Age: 14
Miltona, MN

Lambertson, Nick Allen Age: 14
Alexandria, MN

Officer: Sgt. Paul Trautman, #236


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