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Forum staff reports, Published January 15 2012

Authorities identify man killed in crash in Otter Tail County

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

Duane Joseph Reed 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. Reed, 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 Reed to Perham Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.