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Forum staff reports, Published July 12 2013

Authorities identify victim in fatal LaPorte crash

LAPORTE, Minn. – A 63-year-old driver died in a rollover crash near here late Thursday night, according to a release from the Minnesota State Patrol.

Ronald Muller. LaPorte, was northbound on County Highway 45 along the Minnesota Trunk Highway 200 construction detour when the vehicle left the roadway, struck several trees and rolled, ejecting the driver, the patrol said.

Muller had alcohol in his system and was not wearing his seat belt, the patrol said.

The two-lane road was dry at the time of the accident, the patrol said.