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DNR: Conservation officer killed in crash was mom of 3

Sarah Grell, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says one of their conservation officers died in the line of duty. 

Officer Sara Grell was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Grand Rapids, according to the DNR.  Grell had served as a conservation officer since 2005 and was married with three children.

The Minnesota State Patrol says Grell was driving a Chevy pickup that was northbound on  Itasca County Road 336 when a semi that was eastbound on Itasca County Road 57 made contact with the driver’s side door of Grell’s pickup in the intersection, causing fatal injuries.

The semi driver, a Grand Rapids man, suffered minor injuries.


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