In a really bad UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) crash, something really sad happened to the Dahl brothers. William Dahl died because of this accident, and his brothers Drew and Harrison got really hurt and are in a really bad condition. We’ll tell you everything about what happened to the Dahl family in this article!
Dahl Family Accident: What Happened to Dahl brothers?
Three boys from New London were in a vehicle called a UTV when it crashed into another vehicle on Sunday. Sadly, the driver, 15-year-old William John Dahl, didn’t survive his injuries, as reported by the Minnesota State Patrol on Wednesday.
The other two boys in the UTV have also been identified. They are 10-year-old Drew Wayne Dahl and 11-year-old Harrison Jeffrey Dahl. Both of them are still in the hospital, and their family is sharing updates on their health using a free online diary called Caring Bridge
Here is a tweet from an official source about the Dahl Family accident:
The Minnesota State Patrol in an updated report said 15-year-old William John Dahl has died. He was the driver of a UTV involved in a crash Sunday. His younger brothers remain hospitalized. https://t.co/NW0KR3FAvQ
— WDAY TV News (@WDAYnews) January 10, 2024
Certainly! In a tweet posted on January 9, Lara Dahl, who is William Dahl’s mother, said… “William went to be with Jesus at 5:26 this morning. He was surrounded by so much love. I truly believe he was treated at the gates of heaven with open arms. This kid is one we are so proud of. … He was the best son, best brother, best friend anyone could ever have.”
In another message, the family chose to give Will’s organs. Will Dahl went to New London-Spicer High School.
It is very difficult for all of us to face the death of a young person, especially when it’s someone we have cherished memories with,” the school district said in a statement released on Wednesday.
“Asking for help can sometimes be challenging, but it should be viewed as courageous. Any students or staff members who need additional support may continue to contact our school offices. We have social workers and counselors available to help.”
According to a statement, the NLS High School Student Council has chosen Thursday, January 11, as a special day. On this day, students are encouraged to wear blaze orange or camouflage clothing in memory of Will and the things he loved to do.
Drew Dahl had a CT scan, which showed that he had some minor injuries to his liver and some bruising, as mentioned in the family’s Caring Bridge diary. After his first physical therapy session, he was able to eat and sit up on his own. Lara Dahl, his mother, wrote that he even walked by himself to say goodbye to William and to check on and hold Harry’s hand.
Lara mentioned that Harrison is a strong fighter, and medical professionals are closely monitoring his condition. Due to some unexpected movement and increased swelling caused by a reduction in his sedation medication, he was put back under sedation and is scheduled for an MRI this Thursday morning.
In the Caring Bridge update, Lara also expressed her and her spouse, Mike Dahl’s, deep sadness over the loss of their son, and she emphasized that their family will never be the same. Additionally, they asked for prayers for Gage, their other son, who has not only lost a brother but also his best friend and his hunting and fishing partner.
She continued, “We live for those four boys. We have made it a point from day one that our family is always number one. We do everything together, and going forward this is going to be hard with our Will missing.”
Lara reported that the family is currently staying at a Ronald McDonald House while they wait for Harrison to recover. Ronald McDonald House programs are located near important children’s hospitals, which allows parents to stay close when their child is sick.
To help with the Dahl family’s medical expenses, they have set up a GoFundMe fundraiser, and as of Wednesday night, they had raised nearly $124,000.
Lara Dahl shared in a Caring Bridge message that on Sunday, the entire family went out for a walk on some trails and to retrieve trail cameras and deer stands. After they finished, William, Harrison, and Drew wanted to take the UTV (a utility task vehicle) home, something they had done many times before. Lara, Mike, and Gage drove back home in their truck, while the three brothers took the UTV.
Unfortunately, there was an accident at the intersection of 95th Street Northwest and Minnesota Highway 9 in Norway Lake Township at 3:49 p.m. on Sunday, where the UTV and pickup truck collided.
The pickup truck driver, Matthew Leroy Anderson, 40, of Sunburg, was unharmed, and all three younger boys in the UTV were wearing seatbelts. The State Patrol stated that alcohol was not a factor in the crash, and reports indicated that the roads were slippery and covered in snow at the time.
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