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Published January 15 2012

Perham man killed in crash identified

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. – Authorities have identified a 54-year-old Perham man who died in a one-vehicle crash near County Highway 51 and 475th Street in Otter Tail County early Saturday.

Duane Joseph Reed was northbound on Highway 51 when he encountered a righthand 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 alone in the car and not wearing a seat belt, was ejected, the release said.

Reed was taken to Perham Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.