Benjamin Wittrock, Sauk Rapids man killed in crash on I-94 in Albertville


Benjamin Wittrock Obituary: 43-year-old Sauk Rapids man died in a crash on Interstate 94 near Albertville on Wednesday.

A driver who rear-ended one of four slow-moving vehicles set off a chain-reaction collision on an interstate in Albertville and was killed, officials said.

The crash occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday on westbound Interstate 94 in Albertville, the State Patrol said.

According to the accident report, a Chevy Traverse, a Toyota Highlander, and a Buick Enclave were all moving slowly in the left lane on I-94 near mile marker 202 when a 2017 Kia Optima driven by Benjamin Wittrock drove up behind them, and they all collided. Wittrock, who crash investigators say was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene. Details for what exactly led up to the accident were not given.

The driver of the Highlander, a 73-year-old woman from Minnetonka, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was seriously hurt.

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