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Evansville man injured in two-vehicle crash in Grant County

An Evansville man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning on Highway 79. The crash took place shortly before 10:45 a.m. near Grant County Road 10 in Erdahl Township.

Brett Bogenrief, 47, of Evansville, was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report.

According to the State Patrol:

The driver of the other vehicle, Ronald Schotzko, 74, of Elbow Lake, was taken to the Elbow Lake Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

Bogenrief was traveling eastbound on Highway 79 and Schotzko was traveling westbound behind a plow truck. The two vehicles struck head on and ended up in the south ditch. Bogenrief’s vehicle, a 2000 Buick Century, came to rest on its roof while Schotzko’s vehicle, a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, came to rest on its wheels.

Assisting the Minnesota State Patrol were the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Elbow Lake Fire Department and LifeLink III helicopter.

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. Besides writing articles for the Echo Press, she has a blog, “Newspaper Girl on the Run.” Celeste is on a continuous healthy living journey and loves to teach bootcamp fitness classes and run. She has participated in more than 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

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