Fatal car crash in Kabetogama Township

By KBJR News 1

Fatal car crash in Kabetogama Township

August 21, 2014 Updated Aug 21, 2014 at 7:39 PM CDT

Kabetogama Township,MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Jonathon Earl Stevenson, 43-years-old, of International Falls, Minn., is dead following a one vehicle crash in Kabetogama Township.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, the driver, Stevenson, was found dead, and passenger, Tara Dawn Reller, 38-years-old, of International Falls, Minn., was found trapped in the car around eight o'clock Wednesday night off the 9900 block of Gamma Road.

Authorities say they think the car was coming out of a curve on Gamma Road, when the driver lost control, rolling it and striking a tree.

The passenger was taken by helicopter to St. Luke's in Duluth with non-life threatening injuries.

The State Patrol believes alcohol and excessive speed were factors in the crash.