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Authorities Release More Details in the Fatal Askov Car Crash

By KBJR News 1

Authorities Release More Details in the Fatal Askov Car Crash

September 14, 2012 Updated Sep 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM CDT

Askov, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Authorities are releasing more information from Tuesday's fatal car crash that killed four people and injured another in Askov, MN.

According to police, the semi-truck driver has been identified as Dennis Sostak of Askov. The semi was a gravel hauling truck, however it was empty at the time of the accident. Police have found no wrong doing on the semi driver's part and say that this accident has been very traumatic for him as well.

The driver of the pick-up truck has been identified as 21 year old Nikko Jensen, who was the lone survivor. Jensen was flown to Essentia Hospital in Duluth and is expected to survive.

The 58 year old victim, Arden Edwards, was Nikko Jensen's and Felicity Jensen's uncle. Edwards was seated near the passenger door where the impact occurred. He was the only victim that was not ejected from the truck.

17 year old Felicity Jensen is Nikko Jensen's sister. Felicity was ejected from the truck during the accident. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

21 year old Brett Larson was also ejected from the truck during the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.

20 year old Catherine Peterson was also ejected from the pick up truck. Peterson was still alive when officers arrived and they began life saving measures. She was transported to the hospital where she later died of her injuries.

Police have found no indication of alcohol use or negligence from either driver that led up to the accident.

The Minnesota State Patrol is conducting an accident reconstruction investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

Both vehicles have been taken to the impound forensic area for examination by investigators.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns


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