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Fatal accident in Blue Earth – Click here for details

By Staff | May 29, 2015

Blue Earth firemen assist with removing the vehicle from the river.

A 25 year old man from the Elmore and Blue Earth areas was killed in a one vehicle accident on Friday, May 29.

Michael Wayne Volz was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report from the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident was reported at 8 a.m. on Friday and happened at the Coon Creek bridge area, just south of the Blue Earth Brush Site, on 385th Avenue.

The 2005 Cheverolet Impala Volz was driving had apparently struck the bridge abutement and then rolled into the creek, which was high due to recent rains.

Agencies on the scene included the Blue Earth Fire Department, Blue Earth Police Department, UHD Ambulance and the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office. The accident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, according to the report.