Fatal Accident Near Wabasso June 3rd – Updated

A fatal accident occurred Wednesday June 3rd just outside of Wabasso. A 2015 International semi, driven by 63 year old, Steven Joseph Pohlen of Redwood Falls, was traveling eastbound on MN Hwy 68 when it collided with a 2016 Ford F-150 traveling northbound on CR 6. The driver of the 2016 F-150, a 25 year old Morgan Lee Grunewald, as well as 3 female children, ages 1, 2, and 4 all from Wheaton, MN. 

Local dispatch received a 911 call at 12:35 pm stating there had been an accident with one vehicle engulfed in flames. Responders to the scene included; Redwood County Sheriffs Office, Wabasso Fire and Medical, Carris Health Med, and North Memorial Air Care.

Steven Joseph Pohlen, and the 3 juvenile females were all transported to Redwood Falls Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Morgan Lee Grunewald was pronounced dead on scene.