Mankato man killed in UTV accident in rural Freeborn County Saturday

A Mankato man was killed over the weekend following a UTV accident Saturday in rural Freeborn County.

30-year old Derek Lindely died following the crash at 29975 632nd Ave. after the UTV crashed and ejected Lindely, who was the driver.

Authorities reported that Lindely was trapped under the machine and died despite life-saving measures being attempted.

A passenger of the vehicle, 25-year-old Megan Lindely, of Mankato, was uninjured.

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Freeborn Ambulance, Alden Fire Department, North Air Care Air Ambulance, and Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain.


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