Morrison County Sheriff’s Office
March 31, 2023
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 3-30-2023 at approximately 7:25 pm, their office received a report of a two-vehicle accident on the Mississippi River Bridge, approximately two miles east of Bowlus, MN in Two Rivers Township.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, 54-year-old Robert Bartkowitz of Little Falls, MN was traveling east on Nature Road approaching the Mississippi River Bridge. A 16-year-old juvenile female of Bowlus, MN was traveling west on Nature Road, on the Mississippi River Bridge. The two vehicles collided on the bridge due to the icy road conditions. Bartkowitz and his 66-year-old passenger, Dennis Lively of Royalton, MN were transported to St. Gabriel’s Hospital by Mayo Clinic Ambulance with serious injuries. The 16-year-old juvenile female was transported to St. Cloud Hospital by private vehicle with unknown injuries.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Bowlus First Response Team, Royalton Fire and Rescue and Mayo Clinic Ambulance.