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Published December 20, 2011, 11:07 AM

Updated: Man killed after rear ending semi near Rothsay is identified

Authorities have identified the victim in a fatal accident on I-94. It happened a little after two yesterday afternoon. Troopers say 56-year old Carl Mergen from Dodge Center Minnesota, rear ended a semi yesterday afternoon.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Authorities have identified the victim in a fatal accident on I-94. It happened a little after two yesterday afternoon.

Troopers say 56-year old Carl Mergen from Dodge Center Minnesota, rear ended a semi yesterday afternoon. It happened near Rothsay.

Minnesota State Patrol the driver was the only one in the Dodge Avenger. The semi-truck driver was not injured.

Troopers say it's not clear how the crash happened or if speed was a factor when Mergen's Avenger slammed into the semi.

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