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Updated: 22-year-old Becker County man killed in crash

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A 22-year-old man Becker County man died in a fatal crash Friday morning near Elbow Lake, officials say.

According to a news release from Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon, dispatchers received a report at 10:36 a.m. of a one-car rollover on Becker County Highway 35 about two miles south of Minnesota Highway 113, 30 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes.

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The man has been identified as Delmar John Basswood of Ponsford, Minn. Basswood apparently lost control of his Dodge Avenger and overturned violently. He was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. Emergency crews weren't able to revive him at the scene.

Contrary to initial reports, Basswood did not swerve to avoid a pedestrian; further investigation has revealed that information as inaccurate. There was no pedestrian in the vicinity of the accident.

An accident reconstruction has been requested, the sheriff said.

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