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One dead in crash along Otter Tail Lake
Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. - One person is dead after a one-vehicle crash along Otter Tail Lake on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol:

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The driver of a 1978 Corvette apparently swerved to miss a deer on Minnesota Highway 78 but skidded, losing control of the car. The car flipped into the ditch, pinning the driver underneath the car.

The driver died at the scene.

The accident happened around 3 p.m. on the south end of Otter Tail Lake.

The driver's identity is being withheld pending notification of kin.

The state patrol did not release if the driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Road conditions were dry at the time.

The crash is still under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol.

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