A motor vehicle crash killed an Elbow Lake man over Labor Day weekend in Otter Tail County—east of Erhard. 

The report came in about 2:24 p.m. on Sept. 5. 

The crash was phoned in by a passerby, who noticed a Chevy Silverado in the north ditch of County Hwy 24.

The vehicle was off the road,  down a steep embankment, and it appeared to have struck a large tree. 

When officers arrived on the scene, it was discovered the driver and lone occupant, a 28 year old male from Elbow Lake, was deceased. 

The victim has since been identified as Nicholas Salo. 

The crash is believed to have happened between the evening of Saturday Sept. 4, or the morning of Sunday, Sept. 5., the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office report said.