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This was the scene of a fatal crash Thursday night on Highway 34 a couple miles east of Park Rapids. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Accident witness said crash happened 'in a flash'

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Late Thursday afternoon Amy Yerkes was headed home to Nevis.

A maroon Windstar pulled onto Highway 34 from the Walmart parking lot in Park Rapids.


Yerkes was at L&M Fleet buying lighting for the house she's purchasing.

The two vehicles headed east, the Windstar ahead of Yerkes' car.

"It was one of those fluke things," Yerkes, still shaken, recalled.

"In a flash" the vehicle in front of her was involved in a head-on crash near the Dorset Corner.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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