Nickerson man dies in Iowa car crashA Carlton County man died in a car crash Sunday evening near Sibley, Iowa, that left four others – the driver and three other passengers – with injuries.
By: Jana Peterson, Pine Journal
A Carlton County man died in a car crash Sunday evening near Sibley, Iowa, that left four others – the driver and three other passengers – with injuries.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, Christopher Kadlec, 28, of McGrath, Minn., was driving a 1997 Chevy van with four passengers on Highway 60 near Sibley around 8:30 p.m., when he became confused over directions while taking an exit ramp.
He failed to negotiate a curve and the vehicle entered the ditch and rolled, the report stated. Kadlec and three passengers were either completely or partially ejected. None of them were wearing seatbelts.
Nicholas “Crazy” Carlson, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene, the report stated.
According to his Facebook page, Carlson was a 2001 graduate of Moose Lake High School and former resident of Sturgeon Lake, and currently resided in Nickerson, Minn. He was an avid hunter.
Kadlec and three other passengers, 54-year-old Mark Brune and 24-year-old Chay Brune, both of Hinckley, Minn., and 23-year-old Donald Nelson of Stanchfield, Minn., were transported to Osceola Community Hospital by ambulance. Two of the men were then airlifted to the Sioux Falls hospital.
The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.