Teen dies following weekend Kandiyohi County crash

UPDATE 1/11/24: Authorities say a teenager is dead following a weekend crash in Kandiyohi County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 15-year-old William John Dahl of New London has died after being injured last Sunday in a crash involving a UTV and a pickup truck.

According to the agency’s incident report, the crash happened around 3:50 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 9 and Southbound 95th Street NW.

Dahl was listed as the driver of the 2021 Polaris Ranger, which was headed south on 95th Street.

Two other kids in the UTV, identified as 10-year-old Drew Wayne Dahl and 11-year-old Harrison Jeffery Dahl, both of New London, are listed as being at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Silverado – identified as a 40-year-old Sunburg man – wasn’t injured in the crash.

INITIAL REPORT 1/7/24: Two children were seriously injured, with another being brought to the hospital, in a truck and UTV crash in Kandiyohi County on Sunday, according to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report.

In Norway Lake Township around 3:50 p.m., a Chevy Silverado was going east on Highway 9 and a Polaris Ranger was going south on 95th Street Northwest when they collided in the intersection.

The driver of the Ranger, a 15-year-old male, was brought to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis with unknown injuries at this time. The two passengers of the Ranger, a 10 and 11-year-old male, suffered life-threatening injuries and were brought to Children’s as well.

According to the incident report, the driver of the truck sustained no injuries.

The road conditions were snowy/icy at the time of the crash.