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Walnut Grove mourns
accident victim

Visitation for Khamtan Yang will be held at the Almlie-Horvath Funeral Home of Tracy Saturday and Sunday.

The 71-year-old Walnut Grove man died in a two-vehicle accident north of Walnut Grove  Sunday afternoon.

Visitation is planned from 8 a.m. to midnight both days, with burial in the Tracy Community Cemetery Monday at 10 a.m.

Yang was the driver of a 2003 Toyota van that was involved in a two-vehicle collision two miles north of Walnut Grove on Redwood County State Aid Highway 5 at about 3:25 p.m. Sunday.  The other vehicle, a 1994 Volvo semi-trailer truck, was driven by Walter Story, 77, of Walnut Grove.

The Redwood County Sheriff’s office reported that Yang was airlifted from the accident scene and subsequently died.

Ricky Yang, 12; Robert Yang, 6; and James Yang, 4; were passengers in the Yang van.  The three children, along with Story, were transported by ambulance to Sanford Tracy Medical Center.  Three of the injured were later airlifted to other facilities for further treatment.

Emergency responders included the Redwood County Sheriff’s Department, Minnesota State Patrol,  Walnut Grove Fire & Rescue,  Walnut Grove Ambulance Service, Tracy Ambulance Service, Tracy Fire & Rescue, North Ambulance, Avera Air Care, and Mayo Air Care.

The Redwood County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Highway Patrol continue to investigate the accident.