Crash kills Kettle River teen, injures Aitkin man

Sebastien Jakob Blondo was killed when his Jeep Wrangler struck another vehicle.

Emergency vehicles at crash scene
A Kettle River teenager died in a crash Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, on Highway 210 between Deerwood and Aitkin.
Jill Wasson / Brainerd Dispatch
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RABBIT LAKE TWP — A Kettle River teen is dead and an Aitkin man seriously injured following a crash Saturday morning, Aug. 6, in Rabbit Lake Township between Deerwood and Aitkin.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported 17-year-old Sebastien Jakob Blondo was eastbound on Highway 210 near County Road 32 in his 1995 Jeep Wrangler at 9:36 a.m. Saturday. Curtis Dean Watson, 75 of Aitkin was westbound in his 2008 Lincoln MKX in the same area. Blondo’s Jeep struck Watson’s Lincoln in the westbound lane.

Blondo was pronounced dead at the scene, while Watson was transported via Life Link III to CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital for life-threatening injuries.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, according to the state patrol. Roads were wet at the time of the crash.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office, Deerwood Fire Department, Life Link III and Ramsey County Medical Examiner assisted at the scene.

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