DL man dies in head-on collision
A Detroit Lakes man was killed in a head-on collision with a semi tractor-trailer Friday afternoon on Highway 59 three miles north of Waubun.
Gary A. Austad, 59, was driving a 2004 Dodge Dakota pickup truck northbound on Highway 59 when it crossed the center line and collided with a southbound 2007 Volvo Semi tractor, driven by Denis Steffl, 51, of Callaway. Steffl suffered no apparent injuries, according to the State Patrol.
The accident was reported at 4:08 p.m. on wet blacktop.
The Detroit Lakes Police Department and Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department assisted at the scene.