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