UPDATE: Sheriff's office IDs drivers in Afton crash; Woodbury teens listed as criticalWashington County authorities on Tuesday identified the people injured in Monday's crash in Afton, which included two Woodbury males who were in critical condition.
Washington County authorities on Tuesday identified the people injured in Monday's crash in Afton, which included two Woodbury males who were in critical condition.
According to a news release, the Woodbury males included 17-year-old Blake Sowle, who was a driver in the two-vehicle crash. His passenger was Braedon Hyland, an 18-year-old from Woodbury.
Both Sowle and Hyland, whose ages were incorrectly listed on an earlier news release from the sheriff's office, were taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
The four occupants of the second vehicle were identified as driver Benjamin Lower, 36, of Lakeland, and his three female passengers, ages 3, 3 and 6.
They were hospitalized at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater with non-life threatening injuries, according to the release; all three girls had been riding in child restraints.
The crash occurred at 7:33 p.m. at Neal Avenue and 15th Street in Afton.
According to the sheriff’s office Sowle was driving westbound, at a high rate of speed, on 15th Street when he failed to stop at a stop sign turning south onto Neal Avenue South, and collided with the other vehicle.
The crash is under investigation by the sheriff's office and the Minnesota State Patrol.