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One dead in collision near Gaylord Thursday

Police lights by night
Police lights by night

One person is dead following a morning crash in rural Nicollet County Thursday. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash at 6:32 a.m. in New Sweden Township, east of Lafayette and south of Gaylord.

The Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office says an International 9000 was turning onto westbound County Rd 1 from 481st Ave when an eastbound Subaru struck the truck’s trailer.

The male driver of the Subaru was transported to Mayo Clinic Mankato and later succumbed to his injuries.  His name will not be released at this time.

The driver of the truck was identified as Allen Otto Dauer, 56, of New Ulm.  Dauer wasn’t injured in the crash.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

The state patrol and Lafayette Fire and Ambulance assisted at the scene.


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