CROW WING COUNTY, MN. (THECOUNT) — Nicolas James Engen, of Blaine, Minnesota, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday fatal vehicle crash in Crow Wing County.

Nick Engen, 26, was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Mission Township Wednesday afternoon.


According to reports, Engen was operating a vehicle on MN-371 near West Twin Lake Drive near Brainerd, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle exited the roadway around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then entered a culvert before rolling over into West Twin Lake.

Engen was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Crow Wing County is a county in the East Central part of the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2020 census, the population was 66,123. Its county seat is Brainerd. The county was formed in 1857, and was organized in 1870. Crow Wing County is included in the Brainerd, MN Micropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

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