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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Unbelted motorists represented seven of the last 10 traffic fatalities in March,

The following unbelted fatal crashes remain under investigation by the State Patrol:

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• March 2 at 5:19 p.m., Hwy. 53 in St. Louis County -- Donald Anderson, 72, of Duluth, was the passenger in a vehicle that stopped at a median stop sign then pulled out in front of another vehicle and was broadsided. Anderson was killed.

• March 7 at 2:26 a.m., Hwy. 7 in Carver County -- Frederick Jack, 59, of Chaska, ran a stop sign and broadsided an oncoming vehicle. Jack was unbelted and was killed.

• March 11 at 3:23 p.m., Hwy. 15 in Stearns County -- Glenn Imholte, 47, of St. Cloud, was the driver of a vehicle that collided with a jack-knifed semi. Imholte was unbelted and was killed.

• March 13 at 10:22 p.m., Interstate 35W in Dakota County -- Michael Swanson, 33, of Rosemount, was the driver involved in a single vehicle rollover crash. Swanson was unbelted was killed.

• March 16 at 12:06 a.m., Hwy. 53 in St. Louis County -- Timothy Schlies, 26, and his passenger Hans Warren, 27, both of Duluth, were struck broadside while trying to cross the intersection at Arrowhead road. Neither Schlies or Warren were wearing seatbelts. Both were killed.

• March 16 at 11:08 a.m., Hwy. 12 in Big Stone County -- Marcia Landon, 82, and her passenger William Landon, 86, both of Aberdeen, South Dakota, were killed when their vehicle collided head on with a semi.

• March 21 at 7:28 a.m., Hwy. 280 in Ramsey County -- Heather Petrich, 32, of St. Paul, was the passenger in a vehicle involved in a rollover crash. Petrich was unbelted and was killed.

• March 21 at 8 a.m., Hwy. 169 in Sherburne County -- William Burns, 53, of Elk River, was the driver involved in a single vehicle rollover crash. Burns was unbelted, ejected and was killed.

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