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Identities of 10 involved in fatal Otter Tail County crash released

One of the vehicles appears to be a truck similar to those used by moving companies.

Fatal Crash

UNDERWOOD, Minn. — The identities of 10 people who were involved in a fatal two-vehicle crash this weekend in Otter Tail County have been released.

Grace Katherine Olson, 19, of Barnesville, Minnesota, died from injuries she received in an early Sunday morning, Feb. 27, crash about 2 miles east of Underwood on Minnesota Highway 210, state troopers said.

Olson was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu west on the highway when it collided with a 2011 Ford F650 straight truck driven by a 43-year-old David Donald Moen of Henning, Minnesota, around 12:40 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the Minnesota State Patrol. Moen, who was not injured, was driving east on the road in a vehicle similar to one used for moving trucks.

The State Patrol didn't say what or who caused the crash. No alcohol was involved and both drivers were wearing their seat belts, according to the release.

The roads were icy or covered with snow, the State Patrol said.

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Olson was alone in her vehicle, according to the release. Moen's vehicle had eight passengers, including 18-year-olds Danielle Marie and Gage Caleb Anderson from Vining, Minnesota, state troopers said.

The others are from Henning: Bailey Lawrence Flom, 21; Brittany Nicole Moen, 21; Lisa Marie Moen, 46; Taylor Blake Moen, 19; Brennen Charles Volkmann, 18; and Viola Jane Vorderbruggen, 65.

Danielle Anderson, Brittany Moen, Lisa Moen and Viola Vorderbruggen suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, while the other passengers were unharmed, the release said.

It's unclear whether the passengers were in the cab of the truck or were riding in the vehicle's cargo area. None of the passengers were wearing seat belts, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The State Patrol declined to say whether all the people in the truck were related, where the passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the crash and from where they were coming.

"These questions would be considered investigative data and cannot be provided while this incident remains in an open investigation status," Lt. Gordon Shank told The Forum.

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April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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