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2 Dead, 1 Injured in Tractor Accident Near Akeley, July 5

Mark Gunkel Tractor AccidentAkeley, MN (July 9, 2019) – Two teenagers sadly died and another was hospitalized following a car crash on Friday, July 5th just south of Akeley.

The crash took place at about 11:20 p.m. on 190th Street at S. 335th Avenue when an eastbound an eastbound 1989 Chevrolet Caprice, occupied by three teenagers, collided a farm tractor for an unknown reason. After the collision, the Caprice crashed into a ditch and rolled over.

The 17-year-old driver of the Caprise and his passenger, Anneka Davis, 18, of Nevis, suffered fatal injuries. The second passenger, James Geschwill, 19, of Akeley, was transported to a Fargo hospital due to his injuries. His current condition is unknown.

First responders reported that the tractor driver pulling a Haybine, Mark Gunkel, 55, of Akeley, was not injuried in the crash.

Police are continuing to look into the facts of the accident to determine what exactly happened and why. An official police report will be available once the investigation has been completed.

Crash Investigation

A forensic examination of the Caprice and the tractor, as well as photos taken at the scene, will help investigators determine which party is ultimately at fault, whether comparative liability is assigned, or whether a third party is responsible for a malfunction or mechanical error.

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