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Forum staff reports, Published September 21 2012

22-year-old Becker County man killed in crash after swerving to miss pedestrian

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – A 22-year-old Becker County man died Friday morning in a fatal crash near Elbow Lake, officials said.

According to a news release from Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon, dispatchers received a report at 10:36 a.m. of a one-car rollover on Highway 35 about 30 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes.

Gordon stated in the news release that it appears the man swerved to avoid a pedestrian, lost control of his Dodge Avenger and overturned.

Emergency crews weren’t able to revive the driver at the scene of the crash.

The driver, who has not yet been identified, was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident, Gordon said.

An accident reconstruction has been requested, the sheriff said.