Single-Vehicle Crash


On May 20, 2023, at approximately 11:26 p.m., the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a single-vehicle crash with injuries near the 18100 block of Upper Spunk Lake Road in Avon Township.

Upon arrival at the scene deputies located the driver and sole occupant, Nathaniel Wayne Morehouse, 16, of St. Joseph, in one of the nearby yards. Deputies learned that Morehouse was driving a 1993 Ford F150 east on Upper Spunk Lake Road when he entered the south ditch and drove into a grove of trees. The F150 rolled several times and landed on the roof. Morehouse was able to crawl out of the truck and into the nearby yard. Morehouse was transported by Mayo Clinic Ambulance to the St. Cloud Hospital for his injuries.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Avon Police Department, Avon Fire Department, and Mayo Clinic Ambulance.