UPDATE: Name of man who died in Otter Tail County crash on Friday is released
A Ford Freestar van and a Chevy Suburban collided near Underwood, Minn., on Friday night, Dec. 3. Earl David Philippi, 75, of Clitherall, Minn., was killed in the crash, which occurred near the intersection of Highway 210 and County Road 35 in Otter Tail County. The driver and a passenger in the other vehicle were injured, but not hospitalized after the crash, which was reported to the Minnesota State Patrol at 5:45 p.m. The Underwood Fire Department, Ringdahl Ambulance and the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office assisted state troopers at the scene.
A fatal accident occurred in Otter Tail County on Friday night, Dec. 3. The crash, which was reported to the Minnesota State Patrol at 5:47 p.m., claimed the life of Earl David Philippi, 75, of Clitherall, Minn.
A 2004 Ford Freestar van, driven by Philippi, was traveling northbound on County Road 35, then turned on to Highway 210 and was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the highway when it collided with a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Jonathan David Quernemoen, 34, of Fergus Falls.
The Suburban was traveling westbound on Highway 210 when a vehicle in front of it swerved onto the right shoulder, which led to the collision with Philippi's van.
Both Quernemoen and his passenger, 35-year-old Kristin Louise Quernemoen, also of Fergus Falls, received non-life-threatening injuries. According to the report, neither was taken to a hospital for treatment following the crash.
The Underwood Fire Department, Ringdahl Ambulance and Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office assisted the State Patrol at the scene.