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Man dies in collision
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

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 Dennis 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.

See the obituary on Page 6A.