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Driver dies Sunday in west central Minnesota crash

An 18-year-old man from Herman is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Donnelly Township, Stevens County. The Minnesota State Patrol says alcohol was involved and he was not wearing a seat belt.

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DONNELLY — A young man died after a single-vehicle crash Sunday in Donnelly Township, Stevens County, according to an incident report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

Payton Aaron Larson, 18, of Herman. died as a result of the single-vehicle crash north of Donnelly, according to the incident report.

Larson was driving a 2013 Dodge Dart northbound on Minnesota Highway 9 near 130th Street when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled, killing Larson. Alcohol was involved and Larson was not wearing a seat belt, according to the report.

Assisting at the scene were the Stevens County Sheriff's Office, Morris Police Department and Fire Department, Donnelly First Responders, and Stevens County Ambulance.

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The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.
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Jennifer Kotila is a reporter for West Central Tribune of Willmar, Minnesota. She focuses on local government, specifically the City of Willmar, and business.

She can be reached via email at: jkotila@wctrib.com or phone at 320-214-4339.
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