Elderly woman dies in accident near Onamia

An 84-year-old woman died Tuesday, June 25, as the result of an accident at the junction of 370th Avenue and Highway 27.

Ione T. Warzecha and Sylvester N. Warzecha, 88, of Sauk Rapids were eastbound on Highway 27 in an Oldsmobile Cutlass just before 2 p.m. A New Brighton man, John H. Butler, 56, was headed south on 370th Avenue in a Ford F-150 pickup and attempting to cross Highway when the two vehicles collided.

Sylvester Warzecha and Butler were both transported to the Onamia Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Minnesota State Patrol was assisted by the Pierz Police Department and the Morrison County Sheriff’s office.

Alcohol was determined not to be a factor in the incident.