Darwin Man Killed in Crash 01 Aug 13

A Darwin man is dead after a head-on crash in Meeker County Wednesday afternoon.

76-year-old Frederic Brown died at the scene.

According to the State Patrol, Brown was traveling northbound on Highway 4 when he crossed the centerline and hit an oncoming Freightliner straight truck, driven by 28-year-old Ricky Lahr of Paynesville.  Lahr was taken to Paynesville Area Health Care for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The crash happened just before 3 p.m. on Highway 4, south of  Highway 55, southeast of Lake Koronis.