19-Year-Old Afton Man Identified in Fatal Scooter Crash at Browns Creek Trail

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Cole Hunter Schilling, 19, of Afton, has been identified as the victim of an apparent scooter accident in Stillwater last weekend.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office ruled that Schilling drowned after crashing on his scooter.wp_20160418_12_36_45_pro

Schilling graduated from Stillwater Area High School in 2015.

Police were called at about 8:15 a.m. to a report of a crash just off of Browns Creek Trail about a ½ mile north of McKusick Road, where the trail winds through Oak Glen Golf Course.

The person who called in the crash, reported seeing a body floating in Browns Creek, according to Stillwater Police.

It’s unclear when the crash occurred, but police said someone on the trail saw the unoccupied moped in the area around 7:30 a.m. Saturday. There is no evidence of foul play.

Motor vehicle traffic is not allowed on Browns Creek Trail.

The crash remains under investigation.


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