Little Falls Man Killed in Broadside Crash in Wadena County
WADENA COUNTY - A Little Falls man was killed in a broadside crash in Wadena County on Thursday.
A truck driven by 25-year-old Don Poplin of Hewitt was traveling north on Highway 71 approaching the intersection at Bottemiller Drive. At the same time, a car driven by 56-year-old Charles Denny of Staples was stopped in the left turn lane of south Highway 71, waiting to turn onto Bottemiller Drive.
At the last second, Denny turned in front of Poplin and was broadsided by the truck, pushing his car into the ditch.
The passenger in the car, 23-year-old Adam Denny of Little Falls died at the scene of the crash. The two drivers and a passenger in the truck, 23-year-old Joshua Farber of Frazee, were taken to Tri-County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The crash happened just after 6:50 p.m.