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Teen killed in crash on flooded road near Underwood

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

UNDERWOOD, Minn. - The name of an 18-year-old driver killed in a one-car accident Tuesday in Otter Tail County has been released.

Ryan Nelson Tharp of Underwood was killed after the vehicle rolled at least once and came to rest in a slough, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department.

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Tharp was driving a 1998 Honda Civic east on Otter Tail County Highway 122, also known as Whiskey Road, about 4:30 p.m. when he drove through water flowing over the road from heavy rain, the sheriff's department said in a news release.

Tharp's vehicle went into the south ditch and rolled one or two times.

The sheriff's department also said he was not wearing a seat belt and no other passengers were in the car.

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