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Parkers Prairie man killed in crash

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A Parkers Prairie man is dead and another was seriously injured in a crash around 2:30 a.m. Sunday near Henning.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office reported Justin Hemmerlin, 24, was killed in the crash. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Robin Turchin, 23.

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The one-vehicle accident was near the intersection of Liberty Drive and Liberty Lane next to East Battle Lake, which is west of Henning. Turchin's 1995 Chevrolet pickup left Liberty Drive, entered the ditch and collided with the approach for Liberty Lane.

Turchin was transported by ambulance to Tri-County Hospital, then airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital. Hemmerlin was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff's office said alcohol was believed to be a factor in the crash.

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