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Published May 10 2011

Passenger killed in Otter Tail County crash

PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. – A passenger riding in a pickup truck died early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash here, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department said.

The victim was identified as Justin Hemmerlin, 24, of Parkers Prairie.

According to the Sheriff’s Department:

A pickup driven by Robin Turchin, 23, of Parkers Prairie, crashed after going off the road about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Hemmerlin was pronounced dead at the scene.

Turchin was taken to a local hospital and later airlifted to a St. Cloud hospital.

The crash remains under investigation, the Sheriff’s Department said.