Dean Dronen, Veterans Officer In Pine County Killed In Crash
Dean Dronen, Veterans Officer for Pine County was killed in a motorcycle accident in Pine County on Thursday afternoon around 2pm. The motorcycle Dronen was driving was hit head-on by a vehicle that Sheriff Robin Cole said was believed to have crossed over the center line. Dronen was ejected from the bike.
Pine County Deputies and other emergency personnel responded to the scene on Highway 61 just north of Hinckley. Dronen was given life saving efforts at the scene and taken to the hospital in Sandstone but did pass away.
“If you’re a veteran in this county, you know Dean,” said Cole. “He was a friend of mine and will be sorely, sorely missed. He will be remembered.”