Man dies in motorcycle crash near Vargas

(George Hough picture courtesy: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home)

(Vergas)--Authorities in Otter Tail County have identified the victim in a fatal crash near Vergas.  According to the report, George Hough, 70, of Elbow Lake, has been identified  as the motorcyclist who died in a crash late last week.

Hough was reportedly riding his motorcycle eastbound on County Highway 4, southwest of Vergas, when he drifted over the center line and entered a ditch on the north side of the roadway. The motorcycle continued through the ditch and ended up crashing into Lawrence Lake.

According to officials, a bystander immediately helped pull Hough from the water before calling 911. First responders performed lifesaving efforts at the scene before Hough was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Authorities say Hough may have suffered a medical emergency before the crash.