Becker County Sheriff investigating fatal crash


On June 27, 2020, at approximately 4:08 PM, the Becker County Sheriff's Office received a report of a two-vehicle crash on Co. Rd. 151, near the intersection of 440th Avenue in Evergreen Township. A 2001 Ford pickup truck, driven by Kristopher Lee Engle, age 34, Frazee, was eastbound on Co. Rd. 151 when it struck a 2004 Dodge Durango, driven by Chad Raymond Bladow, age 29, Lake Park.

After the collision, Engle's vehicle left the road and rolled after entering the north ditch.

Engle and three occupants of the vehicle he was driving were transported with unknown injuries; two were taken by ambulance to Essentia- St. Mary's Hospital, Detroit Lakes, and two occupants were airlifted to a Fargo Hospital.

After emergency responders performed life saving measures, a fifth passenger in Engel's vehicle, a three-year-old boy, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The occupants of Bladow's vehicle were treated at the scene. All other names are being withheld until further notification of family,

The MN State Patrol, Wolf Lake Rescue, Wolf Lake Fire Department, Detroit Lakes Fire Department-Rescue 1, St. Mary's EMS, Lifelink III, and Sanford Air Care assisted the Becker County Sheriff's Office with the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.