Burtrum man killed in early-morning accident

A 65-year-old Burtrum was killed Saturday, Aug. 4, as the result of a one vehicle rollover near Long Lake.

Dennis “Pete” Kircher was pronounced dead at the scene, when the Todd County Sheriff’s Office, Long Prairie Ambulance and Grey Eagle Fire Department found him at about 2 p.m.

The Todd County Sheriff’s Office report said the vehicle rollover happened on County Road 104 near Epic Drive on the northeast side of Long Lake.

Kircher was alone and traveling north on County Road 104 when his vehicle, a 2011 Chevy Silverado, entered the west ditch. The pickup then struck a driveway approach causing the pick-up to become airborne and rolled over upon landing. The Sheriff’s Department report said Kircher was not wearing a seat belt and that alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The incident is currently under investigation.