Spirit Lake Man Loses Life In Crash And Fire

Fri 9-16-2022

(Glenville)- A Spirit Lake man lost his life in a fatal semi fire on I-35 near mile marker 3, in Freeman Township, Minnesota. The crash occurred yesterday just before 3 pm, when the 2017 Freightliner Semi Tractor Trailer was traveling northbound on I-35, when it collided with a guard rail and started on fire.

The man, Larry Dean Bamsey of Spirit Lake, was aged 64. The Minnesota State Patrol says they do not know as of yet if Bamsey was wearing a seat-belt.

The Glenville Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Albert Lea Fire Department, Freeborn County Sheriff's Office, Mayo Clinic Ambulance and Minnesota Department of Transportation all assisted at the scene.