A rural Erhard man was dead on arrival, following a single vehicle rollover crash on the west side of Lake Lida Sunday. 

The call came in around 6:10 p.m. May 23 to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.

A motorist in the area witnessed the crash at the intersection of 430th Street and 233rd Avenue, and called 911.

Shortly after Law Enforcement arrived on the scene it was determined that the male driver had been ejected from the vehicle.

The driver later identified as 57 year-old Travis Kadel of rural Erhard, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

It is believed that the driver was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Pelican firefighters assisted for about a half-hour. The scene was searched to ensure there wasn’t a second occupant of the vehicle, noted Pelican Fire Chief Trevor Steeves. The vehicle was also lifted to inspect the underside for a possible second victim, noted Steeves. 

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by the Pelican Rapids Police Department, and Ringdahl’s Ambulance Service.