According to a press release, an automobile accident early on Saturday morning in Waconia claimed the life of a 16-year-old man.
Around 4:19 a.m., sheriff’s deputies arrived at the site of the collision. They discovered a Toyota Camry had slammed into a payloader that was parked on the side of the road. On Oak Avenue next to Goldfinch Drive, a traffic cone designated the payloader.
The driver was identified as 16-year-old Isaiah Kenneth Whitted of Waconia by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. Whitted was sent to Hennepin Healthcare for non-life-threatening injuries. Anthony Michael Lewin, the passenger, who was also 16 and from Waconia, suffered critical injuries in the collision and passed away as a result of them.
To help the sheriff’s office, the Minnesota State Patrol, Ridgeview Ambulance Service, and Waconia Fire Department responded to the collision. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office and State Patrol are currently looking into what caused the collision.