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Three injured as Explorer pulling boat plunges into lake in Otter Tail County

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An SUV pulling a boat on Highway 78 Sunday in Otter Tail County left the roadway and entered a body of water, leaving three people injured.


The accident was reported at 4 p.m. on Middle Lake Road and Highway 78 near the town of Battle Lake, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The accident occurred when a 1999 Ford Explorer -- driven by Franklin Jochum, 76, of Richmond, and pulling a boat on a trailer -- left Highway 78 and entered the water at Middle Lake Road.

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