Update: Names released after 2-vehicle crash near Osakis leaves 2 dead

A driver from Glenwood and his passenger from Marshall both died.

Zoe Tostenson

The names of the two people who died in a two-vehicle crash near Osakis early Sunday morning, May 23, have been released.

They were identified as Scott Gerald Johnson, 24, of Glenwood and Zoe Mikaela Tostenson, 21, who last lived in Marshall but calls Evansville her home, according to family members.

An initial investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office indicates that Dylan Jeffrey Klukken, 19, of Osakis was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado north on County Road 3 SE when a 1999 Volkswagen Beetle, eastbound on Hope Road, failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection and was struck in the passenger door by the Silverado.


Johnson was driving the Beetle. Life-saving measures were performed at the scene but were unsuccessful and he was declared dead at the scene. Tostenson also died in the crash.

Klukken was transported by North Memorial Ambulance to Alomere Health in Alexandria with non-life-threatening injuries and was later released, according to the sheriff’s office.

The crash, which was reported at 5:24 a.m., is under investigation.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Osakis Fire and Rescue, North Memorial Ambulance, Minnesota State Patrol and Anderson Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Johnson will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1, at Glenwood Lutheran Church with Rev. Krista Lee officiating. Visitation will be Monday, May 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home in Glenwood and will resume on Tuesday at the church, one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.

A GoFundMe has been started for Johnson's family.

Funeral services for Tostenson are being handled by Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation is Friday, May 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 29 from 10 to 11 a.m. , followed by a memorial service from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Because Tostenson loved trees, family members ask that instead of flowers, people are encouraged to plant a tree in memory of her at a favorite park or through Anderson Funeral Home's website where it will be planted in different National Parks.


Scott Johnson

Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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