Man arrested after boating collision leaves Elysian man dead

OTTERTAIL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 73-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide after a boating collision on Otter Tail Lake in northwestern Minnesota resulted in the death of an Elysian man.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened just before 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Fifty-two-year-old Neil Baker, of Elysian, had just returned to his dock with family members who exited the boat while he and his wife remained to organize its contents.

The suspect struck the parked boat and both Baker and his wife were thrown into the lake. Neighbors located Neil Baker and attempted to provide assistance before first responders arrived. Baker was pronounced dead at the scene.

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