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On Thursday, December 6, at approximately 7:37 a.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a motor vehicle crash near the intersection of County Road 26 and 182nd Street in Section 20 of Bullard Township. 

Upon the arrival of emergency personnel, a single vehicle and lone occupant were found on scene. 

The adult male driver, identified as Austin Bacon, 19, of rural Sebeka, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead on scene. 

Bacon was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. 

Through the investigation, it was determined that Bacon’s vehicle was southbound on County Road 26, north of 182nd Street. The  vehicle left the roadway on the east side of County Road 26 and rolled, ejecting Bacon from the vehicle. 

Bacon is not believed to have been wearing a seatbelt. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Verndale Fire Department.

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