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Luverne man dies after being struck by vehicle

A Luverne man died Wednesday after being struck by a motor vehicle in Rock County.


The Rock County Sheriff's Office reported in a press release that it received a call at approximately 12:10 p.m. Wednesday regarding a male party, possibly deceased. lying in the north ditch on 141st Street approximately one-half mile east of 60th Avenue, north of Beaver Creek. Upon arrival, it was determined that the male, William Krotzer, 76, of Luverne, has been struck by what is believed to be a newer model Chevrolet Z71 pickup, maroonish in color. 


Krotzer was pronounced dead at the scene by the Rock County Coroner. The Rock County Sheriff's Office later located Krotzer's vehicle with a flat tire approximately one mile east of the scene.


Hartquist Funeral Home was notified to transfer Krotzer to the Ramsey County Medical Center for an autopsy. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Minnesota State Patrol, Rock County Highway Department and Luverne Fire Department assisted at the scene.


Anyone with more information about the incident is urged to contact the Rock County Sheriff's Office at (507) 283-5000.

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