Faribault man killed in fiery crash in rural Sibley County

A Faribault man died Saturday in a fiery single-vehicle crash in rural Sibley County.

Robert Linn, 80, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at Sibley Co Rd 4 and 226th St, about 10 miles northwest of Gaylord.

Linn was southbound on Co Rd 4 in a Chevy Silverado that was towing an RV trailer when the pickup crossed over the centerline, drifted into the northbound lane, and into a ditch.  The vehicle then struck a tree in a grove near a farm site and became engulfed in flames, according to a news release.

There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office reports the crash time as 12:52 p.m.

The crash is still under investigation.

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