Austin Man Dies in Minnetrista Accident 05 Jul 12

Authorities have released the name of  the man that died in Minnetrista Sunday evening after being crushed by a boat. He’s identified as 58-year-old Roger Erickson of Austin, Minnesota.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office says Erickson died of positional asphyxia and blunt force injuries. Authorities say his
death was an accident. The accident happened at a house on the 3000 block of County Road 44 just before 8:30 p.m.

Reports indicate Erickson had unhooked his boat when it started rolling down the driveway. He tried to stop it, but was crushed.