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94-year-old Douglas County man dies in 2-vehicle crash

94-year-old Douglas County man dies in 2-vehicle crash Photo: MGN

Updated: November 16, 2019 07:06 PM

A 94-year-old man died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning in Douglas County.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash with injuries around 8:52 a.m. on County Road 14 near Smokey Timbers Road in Miltona, according to a crash report. Deputies on the scene discovered that a man had parked his vehicle partially in the eastbound lane, and a man traveling in that lane hit the stopped vehicle and came to rest in a ditch.

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Kenneth Jakob Karius, 94, of Miltona, was driving, and the Miltona Fire Department had to remove him from the vehicle, the report said. Karius was taken to a hospital in St. Cloud and he died as a result of his injuries.

Marvin William Hertwig, 79, of Miltona, was in the driver in the parked vehicle. He was not harmed.

The report stated that road conditions were icy. The crash remains under investigation.

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