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UPDATED: Man dies in three-vehicle crash near DL

A 32-year-old Grand Forks man was killed in a three-vehicle crash east of Detroit Lakes yesterday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Timothy Allen Lee was driving a Hyundai Elantra westbound on Highway 34 when he crossed over the centerlin...

The scene of the accident, which occurred about eight miles east of Detroit Lakes just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 24. Forum News Service
The scene of the accident, which occurred about eight miles east of Detroit Lakes just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 24. Forum News Service

A 32-year-old Grand Forks man was killed in a three-vehicle crash east of Detroit Lakes yesterday.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Timothy Allen Lee was driving a Hyundai Elantra westbound on Highway 34 when he crossed over the centerline, sideswiping a Chevy Silverado and then crashing head-on into a Volvo that were both traveling eastbound.

The driver of the Volvo, 32-year-old Kathryn Mary Mulcahy, of St. Louis Park, Minn., was transported to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the patrol reports.

Joyce Arlene Warling, age 68, of Lake Park, Minn., who was driving the Silverado, was not injured.

The patrol reports that Lee was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

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The crash occurred at 1:55 p.m. in Erie Township. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene, along with several ambulance crews, fire crews, and other law enforcement officials. 

A writer, editor and mom of four (two kids, two dogs), Marie's been in the newspaper business for over 20 years. She started at the Detroit Lakes Tribune in 2017 after working just down the road at the Perham Focus for several years. Before that, she was at the Herald-Review in Grand Rapids, Minn.
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