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Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Man dies in crash


A man lost his life on Sunday morning on Highway 23 near Duquette.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the driver and sole occupant of a 1999 Ford Super Duty truck, Patrick A. Nelson, 46, of Ham Lake, was driving at around 11:30 a.m. at a high rate of speed, went off the road and struck a tree near mile post 310. The truck was totalled.

It is unknown if alcohol was in Nelson's system or if Nelson was wearing his seatbelt. The airbag did deploy, according to the State Patrol.


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