A 2016 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School lost his life in a traffic accident on Monday night. 22 year old Anthony Nelson died in a one car accident near the Bethel University campus where he was a student. Just before 11pm Monday night, Nelson veered into a ditch and struck a utility pole and then crashed into a tree causing power lines to land on top of the car.

The Lake Johanna fire department performed CPR and Nelson was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Nelson a former Blooming Prairie High School athlete played basketball and football at Bethel University.

Nelson was scheduled to begin his Senior year this fall to complete his degree in Accounting and Finance so he could begin the job he had just accepted for the fall of 2020.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 3 at the Cornerstone Church in Austin at 2pm.