On Thursday afternoon, the Pope County Sheriff‘s Office responded to a 2–vehicle head–on crash on Pope County Road 19 near 280th Avenue. John Gill of Benson, age 56, was traveling south in a 2019 GMC Sierra pickup. Matthew Douvier of Villard, age 40, was traveling north in a 2011 Ford pickup. Randy Rost of Villard was a passenger in the Ford. Gill was pronounced dead at the scene. Douvier and Rost were treated for minor injuries and released at the scene. This crash is an ongoing investigation.
The Pope County Sheriff‘s Office was assisted on scene by the Glenwood Fire Department, Glacial Ridge Ambulance, and the Minnesota State Patrol.