An accident in Becker County early Wednesday morning killed a Detroit Lakes man. A semi driven by 64 year old Ronald Eugene Spradling of Pine City was traveling north on Highway 59 by Detroit Township. A pedestrian, 57 year old James David Gunthorpe of Detroit Lakes, was in the northbound lane of traffic. The semi struck and killed Gunthorpe. Spradling and his passenger, 64 year old Catherine Ann Spradline of Pine City, were not injured. It is unknown if Gunthorpe had consumed alcohol.


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