Carver Co. Man Dies in Broadside Crash

Updated: 07/08/2014 10:34 AM
Created: 07/08/2014 10:22 AM
By: Megan Stewart

An 81-year-old Carver County man died in a broadside car crash Monday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The incident happened at the intersection of Highway 284 and County Road 153, just north of Cologne, around 6:50 p.m.

Godfrey Widmer of Cologne was driving on C.R. 153 in a Chrysler Town and Country. He entered the intersection as 28-year-old Eric Hedin of Waconia was driving south on Hwy. 284 in a Honda Accord.

Widmer's car was hit on the driver's side. Widmer was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he died around 10 p.m.

Hedin was taken to HCMC with non-life threatening injuries.

The Carver County Sheriff's Office assisted the state patrol.

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