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Forum staff reports, Published January 14 2012

One man killed in Otter Tail County crash

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. – A 56-year-old Perham man died in an automobile crash near County Highway 51 and 475th Street in Otter Tail County early Saturday morning.

The man was traveling northbound on Highway 51 when he encountered a right-hand curve in the road near 475th Street. The vehicle then went into the oncoming lane and into the left, or west, ditch, according to an Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The vehicle slid sideways before rolling several times. The driver, who was the only person in the car and who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle, the news release said.

Perham EMS transported the man to Perham Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.