Walker man killed in crash near Laporte

A Walker man was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Laporte Monday around 7:30 a.m.

According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, 19-year-old Ryan Schlichting of Dilworth was northbound on Hubbard County Road 38 in Lakeport Township when he drifted across the center line, striking 36-year-old David Weimer of Walker in a Hyundai head on near County Road 39.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

Weimer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Schlichting was transported to Essentia Fargo for treatment of his non-life threatening injuries.

Hubbard County, Cass County, Lakeport First Responders and North Memorial EMS assisted 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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