Pedestrian killed in Detroit Lakes

A Detroit Lakes pedestrian was killed in a crash yesterday morning.

According to the state patrol, a semi truck was northbound on Highway 59 at Brandy Lake Road, and the pedestrian, 57-year-old James Gunthorpe of Detroit Lakes, was also in the northbound lane when he was struck by the semi before 6 a.m.

The semi occupants were uninjured, and Gunthorpe died at the scene.

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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