Two Dead in Highway 24 Crash Near Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- A head-on crash in Meeker County has left two people dead and two more injured. The State Patrol says the crash happened on Highway 24 near Litchfield Tuesday night.
The patrol says 27-year-old Benjamin Tate of Paynesville was driving a pickup southbound on Highway 24 at about 11:30 p.m. when Tate crossed over the center line and struck a Chevy Lumina head-on.
Tate suffered non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other car, 19-year-old Travis Monson of Watkins was killed in the crash. One of Monson's passengers, 16-year-old Zachary Rohrbeck of Watkins was also killed and a second passenger, 16-year-old Kathleen Prestidge of Montrose has non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.