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Man killed in an auto accident near Aldrich

On Monday, June 7, at approximately 10:24 p.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one-vehicle crash with injuries.

The 911 caller indicated that a vehicle had rolled near the intersection of County Road 26 and 160th Street. The caller stated there was one male party lying outside the vehicle at the time and he was believed to be deceased.

Deputies responded to the area to the west of County Road 26 and 160th Street in Bullard’s Township to find a 2002 Nissan Maxima on its driver’s side on the north side of 160th Street. Deputies located a male party approximately 75 feet to the east of the vehicle lying in the field. Resuscitation efforts were attempted but were unsuccessful. The male party was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male party appeared to be wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. An investigation concluded that he had exited the vehicle after the crash and then collapsed in the location he had been found away from the vehicle.

The victim was later identified as Justin Mayberry, 42, of Detroit Lakes.

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Verndale Police, Verndale Fire/First Response, and Lakewood Ambulance.


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