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Patrol releases name of Henning man, 71, killed in western Minn. crash

PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn.—The person killed in a two-vehicle crash north of Parkers Prairie Wednesday has been identified as Kenneth Arthur Dunker, 71, of Henning.

He was the driver of a 2001 Ford four-door pickup and wasn't wearing a seat belt, according to the State Patrol.

The other driver was Marissa Dawn Roden, 22, of Henning. She was driving a 2014 Ford crew pickup south on Highway 29 near mile marker 109 in Elmo Township when she lost control on the icy road, drifted into the northbound lane and struck the 2001 Ford head on, according to the State Patrol.

A passenger in the 2001 Ford, Beverly Ann Dunker, 74, also from Henning, was airlifted to the Sanford Medical Clinic with life-threatening injuries. She was wearing a seat belt, according to the crash report.

Roden, who was wearing a seat belt, was treated and released with minor injuries.

The crash happened at about 8 a.m.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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