Fatal Crash Near Leaf Valley

(Leaf Valley, MN) On Friday afternoon, at approximately 1:26 pm the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a single vehicle rollover on County Road 6 near Mums Road, just north of Leaf Valley. The driver, 39 year old Dennis Wayne Hovde of Glenwood, was determined deceased on the scene. Leaf Valley Fire Department extricated the Hovde from the vehicle.

From preliminary investigation it was determined that it was a commercial vehicle traveling northbound that left the roadway and entered the east ditch and rolled over. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Assisting agencies included the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, MN State Patrol, and Leaf Valley First Responders.