Donald Anthony Welter, 82, of Pine City was killed in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 35 on Feb. 9.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, on Sunday evening a 2019 Chevy Cruz driven by Welter was headed south on I-35 near Mile Post 179 – just south of the Highway 23 exit. At approximately 6:51 p.m. the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.

Welter was transported to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, but did not survive the injuries he received in the crash.

Welter was wearing a seatbelt and road conditions were described as dry at the time of the incident. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that it is currently unknown if alcohol played a factor.

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