Pine City Teen, Former Red Rock Radio Employee Killed in Crash

Saturday, April 17th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

William Christen

A Pine City High School graduate and former employee of WCMP/WXCX radio was killed Saturday as the result of a single vehicle accident near Beroun.  Will Christen, 19, was the passenger in a car that went off  Sunnyhill Road north of County Road 14 around 6:20 a.m., according to Pine County Sheriff Mark Mansavage.

Mansavage tells Red Rock Radio that Christen and the driver Steve Fore,19, of Brook Park were both ejected from the vehicle which was traveling northbound.


William Christen

Christen was transported to the Pine Medical Center in Sandstone where he was pronounced dead.   His body was then taken to Ramsey County for an autopsy.

Fore remains in critical condition at the North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, according to Mansavage.

A third person in the car, who was sitting in the back seat, suffered only minor injuries and walked away from the crash.  He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.  Authorities do not know if the two teens in the front of the vehicle were wearing their seat belts.

The Pine County Sheriff’s Department and the Minnesota State Patrol are handling the investigation.   It is unknown whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.  Blood tests were taken from Christen and Fore.

Christen graduated from Pine City High School in 2009.  He also worked as a board operator at WCMP and WXCX radio during 2009.


  1. PC Resident 04/17/10 at 11:38pm

    My heart goes out to the the families and friends of those involved. What a tragic, tragic story. I will always remember Will’s infectious smile.

  2. ashley 04/18/10 at 1:32pm

    i work s.a. in pine and he was a regular and he was always chipper and happy no matter what time it was. my heart goes out to his friends and family. im sorry for your loss

  3. Nicole 04/18/10 at 2:38pm

    Oh Will, How We Will Miss You Soooo Very Much.
    You Are My Brothers Best Friend And He’s so torn up about this. :( :( In Our Hearts Forever.

  4. The Carter's 04/18/10 at 2:44pm

    We can’t tell you the impact that Will’s death has made on our family. This tragic crash is one we all fear hearing about as parents because it could just as well been one of our own. We loved Will and will miss him terribly. Our deepest Sympathy goes out to William’s sister, mom and dad.

  5. TRACEY 04/20/10 at 7:39am

    This is such a tragic story! Maybe this can be lesson to other young adults that anything can happen, no matter how careful you are! My thoughts and prayers go to these young men’s families, may God be with you!

  6. Chad 04/21/10 at 10:46am

    Will, I will be strong for your mom and Emma. I love you buddy. You were one of my best friends. I’ll be seeing you soon buddy :)

  7. Matt Tulsky 04/23/10 at 11:47am

    William is a cousin to me by marrige.
    Our Families met when he was 6 yrs old and he was a wonderful boy, even then.

    Our hearts and prayers are with his entire family and the other boys who were in the car.

    May God shower you with his love and mercy at this most difficult time in your lives.

    Matt and Donnarae Tulsky

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