Howard Lake-Waverly Herald, January 18, 1999

Ernst dies in car accident

Ortwin Emil Ernst, 71, of Howard Lake died Jan. 9 after the 1986 Dodge Caravan he was driving collided with another vehicle in Cokato, according to the Wright County Sheriff's Department.

Ernst was thrown from his vehicle and died at the scene. The accident occurred at the junction of Highway 12 and County Road 3.

Ernst's van, which was traveling east on Highway 12, collided with a 1991 Plymouth Voyager driven by Martha Christenson of Cokato. Christenson was traveling north on County Road 3.

Christenson suffered a neck injury and was listed in satisfactory condition Jan. 11 at Hennepin County Medical Center.

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