By Tom Hintgen
Otter Tail County Correspondent 

Sheriff deputies, on May 3, reported the death of a 65-year-old adult in a traffic accident in Scambler Township, northwest of Pelican Rapids. 

The accident took place close to 9:17 p.m. on 155th Avenue.

The victim was deceased at the scene of the one-vehicle accident. County sheriff deputies were assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol, Pelican Rapids Fire Department and Ringdahl Ambulance.

Killed in the accident was Paul Bakken, 65, rural Pelican Rapids.

Scam avoided

A county resident, location not available, avoided being scammed after his computer was hacked on May 3. This was a close call since the resident had provided to fraudsters his bank account and 401k information.

No money had been lost as of Thursday, May 4.