Fatal Crash


On March 13, 2023, at approximately 2:20 PM, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Officer Emergency Communications Center received a report of a two-vehicle crash located at the intersection of County Road 52 and 160th Avenue in Holding Township. Deputies arrived on scene and located two vehicles crashed in the south ditch of County Road 52 at this intersection. A 2010 Ford Explorer Sport truck was being operated by Isaac Schwinghammer, 19, of Avon. The second vehicle involved was a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu being driven by Kevin Boundy, 67, from Avon.

Boundy had been traveling southbound on 160th Avenue at County Road 52 and Schwinghammer was traveling westbound on County Road 52 approaching the intersection. This intersection is controlled by stop signs for vehicles traveling north and southbound on 160th Avenue. Schwinghammer’s vehicle struck the driver’s side of Boundy’s vehicle causing both vehicles to crash into the southwest ditch. Deputies and other rescue personnel arrived on scene. Boundy was pronounced deceased a short time later. Schwinghammer was not injured and refused medical attention.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol, Mayo Ambulance, and Holdingford Fire and Rescue. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.