Morrison County Sheriff’s Office
August 04, 2023
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 8-4-2023 at approximately 3:24 am, their office received a report of a possible crash that was reported through a cell phone crash alert feature, near the intersection of 30th Street and Dairy Road, in Elmdale Township, just east of Upsala, MN.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, emergency personnel arrived on scene confirming a single vehicle crash with a single occupant that was unresponsive and did not have a pulse. Life-saving measures were performed on the driver but were unsuccessful.
During the course of the investigation, it appears that the driver of the vehicle was westbound on 30th Street and entered the ditch on the south side of the road. The vehicle, a Buick Regal, traveled approximately 100 yards in the ditch before driving back on the roadway. The vehicle then crossed both lanes of traffic and eventually rolled in the north ditch, just west of Dairy Road, before coming to a stop.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as 19-year-old Hayden Edstrom, from Freeport MN, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen stated, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Hayden during this difficult time. We express our gratitude to all the emergency personnel who responded to this scene. Their commitment to serving the community, even in the face of adversity, is commendable and deeply appreciated.”
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Upsala First Response Team, Upsala Fire Department and Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service.