[Update] Two Killed in North Branch Accident: Names Released

Friday, January 16th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Names of the three individuals involved in a Friday morning crash east of North Branch have been released. Roxann Vacek, 37, and her 15-year-old son, Dylan Cornell were killed. Both of the victims were residents of Harris, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The accident occurred on Highway 95 at Sunrise Road around 8:30 a.m. According to the report from the State Patrol, Vacek was driving a GMC SUV southbound on Chisago County Road 9 (Sunrise Road). She ignored a stop sign and struck a semi-tractor trailer, driven by Alan Moulzolf, 61, of Pierz, who was traveling westbound on Highway 95. Vacek was ejected from the vehicle. Both she and her son were pronounced dead at the scene.

Moulzolf was not injured.

The Chisago County Sheriff’s Department, North Branch Police Department, and Minnesota State Patrol responded to the scene.


  1. Destiny 01/19/09 at 12:36pm

    My name is Destiny Loger and i was good friends with Dylan until i moved to Taylors Falls and I switched schools. I totally remember me and him laughing during class. I also remembering him giving me some answers to a quiz. Ha. But i will miss him! I feel bad for brian losing his wife and son! Dylan was such an awesome friend to me and never treated anyone badly. I wish he couldve known how much i really cared about him. i never had the chance to talk to him or tell him how much he meant to me… cuz i never really had that good friend that would talk to me or anything! but he was there and i remember when he came to school with his hair died black and i was like ‘ummm whats up with your hair?!’ me and Dylan have had a lot of fun times together. All i know is that ill miss him like crazy. when i found out i cried like crazy. But thank you for reading this. Dylan meant alot to me. i didnt know his mom. But i wish that i could go give his dad brian a huge hug! and the rest of his family.!

    (Dylan we will always and forever remember you! you were an awesome friend and i have never met anyone else like you, you were different in sooo many ways and thats what i liked about you, Love you and always will.
    Your friend,

  2. Heather Benson 12/8/09 at 11:58pm

    I love Rocky…. she was the one to make you laugh when you were happy or when you were sad. She was one that you could go to so she could give you advice cuz she always knew what to do. I love Rocky and I will miss her so much. There are no words to describe what she meant to me…. honestly. I love her and will miss her until I meet her again….. LOVE YOU

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