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Park Rapids man dies when vehicle goes off road on County Road 24 curve

Family members of Dale Junior Breitweser left flowers, his photo and sunflower seeds at the crash site. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

A 20-year-old Park Rapids man died in a single vehicle crash Sunday morning east of Emmaville.

Dale Junior Breitweser's vehicle was discovered in a ditch about 9:30 a.m. The crash was believed to have occurred a couple hours earlier.

The Hubbard County Sheriff's Department said the eastbound vehicle missed a 45-mph curve near the Big Mantrap Lake outlet and plunged into a ditch on the north side of the road.

Breitweser died at the scene. The accident is under investigation by the Hubbard County Sheriff's Department.