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Fatal crash in Staples Township

Mark Jordan Michel, 23, rural Browerville is dead as a result of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover crash early Tuesday morning in Staples Township, according to a release from the Todd County Sheriff’s Office. Michel was a passenger in a 2005 Chevrolet pickup driven by Dale Czechowicz, 27, Motley when the truck rolled in a hay field in a rural area of Staples Township. Michel was was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Czechowicz and two other passengers, Theresa Ann Goltz, 21, Marshall, Minn.; and Brianne Kate Hove, 21, Staples, had minor injuries.

Alcohol appeared to be a factor in the crash, the release said.