Two Killed in Watkins Crash 07 Oct 11

The names of two men found dead at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover crash reported around 3:15 a.m. Thursday morning have been released.

The victims are identified as 21-year-old Kevin Young and 24-year-old Nathaniel Stenger of rural Watkins.

Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin says deputies and crews from the Litchfield fire and rescue departments, along with Gold Cross Ambulance, responded to a report of a vehicle on fire at the intersection of County Road 2 and 330th Street, Watkins. The pickup was fully engulfed in fire and was on its roof. The victims had been ejected from the pickup before it caught fire.

Sheriff’s deputies determined the pick up truck was traveling northbound on County Road 2, and went partially off the road at the intersection of 330th Street where the truck then flipped and rolled multiple times ejecting both victims.

The crash remains under investigation.