UPDATED: Blackduck man killed in crash near Motley

A Blackduck man was killed in a crash north of Motley Friday afternoon.

According to a release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, first responders arrived around 12:10 p.m. at Highway 64 mile marker 2 and found 68-year-old Edward Coyle deceased inside the vehicle.

According to the release, the southbound Buick SUV entered the ditch, rolled and flipped.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting the autopsy. Motley Fire and Rescue, Staples Ambulance and North Memorial Air Care assisted at the scene.

This article has been updated to reflect the identity of the victim, which was issued by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Monday, June 1. 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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