Stearns County – Crash with Injuries


On December 18, 2018 at approximately 3:14 p.m., the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center was notified of a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Quaker Rd, east of Albany in Albany Township.

According to Sheriff Don Gudmundson, a 2001 Dodge Dakota, driven by Caleb Joseph Albritton, 16, of Avon, was eastbound on Quaker Road. Quaker Road has a slight curve to the northeast. The vehicle left the roadway on the south side, travelled back over the roadway entering the north ditch and struck a field approach. The vehicle vaulted over the field approach, striking the top of a tree before crashing and rolling. The vehicle came to a rest near the cement culvert of the river crossing.

Albritton and his passenger, Isaac Gordon Sonnenburg, 14, of Avon, were able to get out of the truck on their own. The truck then started on fire along with a small portion of grassland surrounding it.

Albritton and Sonnenburg were transported to the St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Albany Fire and Rescue, Albany Police Department, Avon Fire and Rescue, Gold Cross Ambulance and the Minnesota State Patrol.

The crash remains under investigation.