Authorities release names in Royalton double fatal crash


ROYALTON — The two people killed Monday, Oct. 19, from a crash involving five vehicles in Morrison County have been identified.

The Minnesota State Patrol identified the deceased as Logan David Dewitz, 21, Wanamingo, and Marie May Majaski, 61, Little Falls.

The fatal crash was reported at 7:13 a.m. Monday. A Mitsubishi Endeavor was traveling west on Highway 10 in Bellevue Township, north of Royalton. The Endeavor crossed the center median near the intersection with 83rd Street, colliding with four other vehicles in the eastbound lane of traffic, the report stated.

Authorities closed the eastbound lanes to give emergency responders room to do their job and investigate the crash. Mayo Ambulance assisted at the scene

Dewitz and Hunter David Burow, 19, Wannamingo, were in the Mitsubishi, but the state patrol reported it was unknown which one was driving the sports utility vehicle. Dewitz was killed and Burow was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital for life-threatening injuries and was in critical condition Tuesday. Both men were not wearing seat belts.


Marie May Majaski was a passenger in a Jeep Cherokee, driven by Alan R. Majaske, 65, Little Falls. Alan R. Majeske was also transported to the St. Cloud Hospital for life-threatening injuries and he was in fair condition Tuesday.

The third vehicle, a Toyota Highlander, was driven by Jerome R. Barrett, 73, Nisswa. Barrett also was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and was in good condition Tuesday.

The driver in the fourth vehicle, Brooke A. Phillips, 24, Iola, Wisconsin, was not injured; and the driver of the fifth vehicle, Nova S. Larson, 43, Baxter, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to CHI St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls.

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