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Howard Lake man killed in accident

December 15, 2008

HOWARD LAKE, MN - A Howard Lake man was killed in a two-vehicle crash north of Howard Lake Thursday.

Harlan Maurice Yager, 83, of Howard Lake killed at a crash at County Road 35 and Keats Ave. NW, in Albion Township, that was reported to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office approximately 1:33 p.m.

Yager was travelling northbound on Keats Ave. in a 2004 Ford pickup truck when he collided with a 1998 Peterbuilt semi-tractor trailer being driven eastbound by Gary Nicholas Finken, 27, of Freeport.

Yager was ejected from the vehicle. It was unknown at this time if Yager was wearing his seatbelt.

The Aircare helicopter was dispatched to the scene, which then transported Yager to the St. Cloud Hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Finken was not injured.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Howard Lake Rescue, Allina Ambulance and the MN State Patrol. The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.


 

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