By Robert Williams


Three people sustained minor injuries, including a Frazee woman, in a two-vehicle crash near Frazee on Highway 10 Monday, June 27, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

A 2016 Ford Escape, driven by Mary Jo Reetz, 60, of Frazee, was northbound on Eagle Lake Road when it stopped at the stop sign and proceeded to turn left onto Highway 10. Granville Gaylord Boe, 89, of Detroit Lakes, was a passenger in the vehicle.

A 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Frank Gordon Stellmach, 58, of Clear Lake, was eastbound on Highway 10 and the cars collided.

All three individuals suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Stellmach was taken to Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes. He was wearing a seatbelt and airbags deployed in his Malibu.

Both Reetz and Boe were wearing seatbelts and airbags deployed in the Escape. Neither sought medical treatment, according to the report.

The crash was reported on dry pavement at 1:48 p.m. Monday, June 27, in Burlington Township. First responders to the scene assisting the State Patrol were the Frazee Police Department, Becker County Sheriff’s Office, and Frazee Fire and Rescue.

Bicyclist injured 

in Wadena crash

A 16-year-old Detroit Lakes bicyclist was injured at the intersection of 2nd Street and highway 10 in Wadena Tuesday, June 28.

According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Andrea Marie Winter Pearson, 39, of Sabin, was westbound on highway 10. The bicycle, ridden by Jack Riley Windels, 16, of Detroit Lakes, was northbound on 2nd Street. 

The Chevrolet proceeded through the green light and the bicycle ran into the side of the Silverado.

Both Pearson and her passenger Amber Danielle Cole-Desrosier, 17, of Salol, were wearing seatbelts and uninjured.

Windels was taken to St. Cloud Hospitals with apparent life-threatening injuries.

Alcohol was not involved in the crash.

Assisting the State Patrol were the Wadena Police Department, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office and Tri-County Ambulance.