Driver from Hoffman dies in head-on crash in Grant County on Sunday

Tyler Stone was a senior at West Central Area High School and was a multi-sport athlete.

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Tyler David Stone, 18, of Hoffman, was a multiple sport athlete at West Central Area High School. Stone died on Sept. 11, 2022, from a two-vehicle crash in Grant County.
Contributed photo from Tammie Olson Photography

GRANT COUNTY – The name of a person who died in a head-on collision on Sunday, Sept. 11 in Grant County has been released.

He is Tyler David Stone of Hoffman, 18, according to a Minnesota State Patrol accident report.

The fatal crash happened at Highway 79 and County Road 21 near Sanford Township at 4:29 p.m.

A 23-year-old driver from Brandon, Dalton James Johnson, was taken to the Prairie Ridge Hospital in Elbow Lake with non-life threatening injuries.

Stone was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on Highway 79 and Johnson was driving a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado westbound when the crash occurred at 4:29 p.m.


Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, according to the state patrol report.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Prairie Ridge Ambulance and the Elbow Lake Fire Department all responded to the call.

Stone was a senior at West Central Area High School and was a multi-sport athlete. The West Central Area-Ashby football team posted a tribute to Stone on their Facebook page on Monday morning.

The crash is currently under investigation.

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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