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Heron Lake man killed in one vehicle rollover-UPDATED

Tue 5-14-2019

A Heron Lake man was killed in a one vehicle accident early Saturday morning in rural Jackson County.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports that around 5:45am, 19 year-old Mic Ostgaard of Brewster was driving a 2001 Chevy Silverado northbound on County Road 9, just north of Interstate 90, when he entered the west ditch and rolled.  Ostgaard received non-life threatening injuries.  A passenger in the vehicle, 20 year-old Wyatt Henkels of Heron Lake, was fatally injured in the accident.

The Chevy Silverado was totaled.

Ostgaard is currently being held in the Jackson County Jail.  He appeared in court yesterday (Monday) and was formally charged with Criminal Vehicular Homicide-Operate Vehicle with Negligence-Under influence of Alcohol and Criminal Vehicular Homicide-Operate Vehicle with Alcohol Concentration .08 or more.

Bail was set at $5,000 with conditions or $40,000 without.

The matter remains under investigation.