Driver in Fatal Crash Named 15 Feb 12

Authorities have determined who was driving the vehicle involved in a fatal crash just outside of St. Peter earlier this week. 34-year-old Coy Charles Hewitt of Fairfax was the driver of the 2009 Dodge Avenger that ran off the road on Le Sueur County Road 45 early Sunday morning and hit several trees. 21-year-old Elizabeth Ann Risk of Gaylord was pronounced dead at the Hennepin County Medical Center following the crash, and 27-year-old Jennifer Ann McCormick of Arlington remains in serious condition at HCMC. Hewitt was treated for his injuries in Mankato, and was released on Tuesday. Kerry Ann Olson of Le Center and Katherine Meredith Risk of Kasota were treated for minor injuries in St. Peter. Authorities have not said at this time whether or not any of the car’s occupants were wearing seatbelts.