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Man killed in Perham area crash

An elderly man died of injuries following a vehicle accident on Highway 13 late last Tuesday afternoon, north of Perham near the Becker County line. 

The victim was Oren Hazelton, 88, a resident of Twin Cities suburb of Eagan.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said Hazelton was driving a 1994 Jeep Cherokee SUV when the vehicle rolled over at 11:42 a.m. A possible medical issue may have been a contributing factor in the crash. 

Hazelton was ejected from the vehicle and, according to the sheriff’s office, was not wearing a seat belt. 

He was the lone occupant of the vehicle.

Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent