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Rural Vergas man killed in Becker County rollover

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Excessive speed was likely the cause of a rollover that killed a rural Vergas man Thursday morning, according to Becker County sheriff's Sgt. Shane Richards.

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Kevin James Evans, 57, was driving a minivan north on Becker County Road 17 about 8 a.m. when he apparently lost control on a curve, Richards said. The van rolled several times and ended up about 150 yards into a field, where it caught fire.

Richards said Evans was ejected as the vehicle rolled and died at the scene. Emergency personnel searched the field but found no passengers.

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