On February 27, 2023, at 8:00 a.m., the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received reports of a vehicle crash on County Road 17, east of State Highway 238 in Krain Township. Upon arrival a deputy located a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt blocking the east bound lane of County Road 17. The Cobalt driven by Alexis Czeck, 16, of Freeport, was missing the front end and its engine and had been involved in a crash with a semi driven by Jason Schade, 42, of Valley View, Pennsylvania.
It was reported that Czeck was traveling east on County Road 17 and the semi was traveling west, when she lost control on the icy roads. Czeck crossed over the center line striking the semi on the driver’s side and came to rest in the roadway. Czeck was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash and sustained minor injuries and Schade was uninjured.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and were assisted by Holdingford Rescue and the Minnesota State Patrol.