At about 7:30 p.m. last night, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motor vehicle accident that had occurred on Stevens County Road 10, just west of Stevens County Road 1, at Long Lake. The driver of the vehicle, a Joshua Dewald, age 40, of Brooten, Minnesota, was driving eastbound on County Road 10 and drifted into the westbound lane where he collided with a pickup truck that was parked on the side of the road for fishing purposes. The collision caused Dewald’s vehicle to go sideways and down the embankment where it struck a fisherman, who was identified as Nicholas Hervin, age 32, of Morris.

Both Dewald and Hervin were transported to the Stevens Community Medical Center (SCMC). Hervin died as a result of injuries sustained from the accident. Dewald was taken into custody on several outstanding warrants.

The Morris Police Department, the MN State Patrol, the University of MN Morris Police Department, the Stevens County Ambulance Service, the Hancock Fire Department, and the Morris Fire Department also responded to the scene.

Investigation is currently ongoing by the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.


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