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Published June 23 2012

Identities released in double fatal rollover Friday south of Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office has identified two people who died in a single-vehicle rollover crash just south of here Friday night.

James Shierts, 48 and Wendy Mears, 42, both of rural Fergus Falls, were taken to the Lake Region Hospital where they later died from injuries sustained in the crash.

First responders found a silver SUV on its roof Friday at the 16000 block of 25th Ave. S., after the crash was reported around 9 p.m.

The SUV left the roadway and rolled multiple times, causing heavy damage. The driver and the passenger were both thrown from the vehicle, according to a release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash is still under investigation.