Smoke Causes Fatal Crash in Rock County, Minnesota

Keloland Television reports that a crash just before 2 p.m. Monday August 4, 2014 on County Road 3 has left one person dead. Thick smoke from a burning ditch is blamed for a crash that took the life of 26 year old Ashley Von Holtum of Rushmore, MN.



Reports indicate that the ditch fire was from an unmanned, controlled burn. Minnesota law requires the exercise of reasonable care in nearly all situations, including burning ditches or fields. A crash like this may have been preventable with proper planning and control of the fire.


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