MINNETRISTA, Minn. -- Authorities have identified the man killed by a runaway boat and trailer over the weekend.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says 58-year-old Roger Erickson of Austin, Minn., died Sunday night due to asphyxia and blunt force injuries. They classify his death as an accident.
The incident happened about 8:30 p.m. when police say Erickson attempted to stop a boat on a trailer that was rolling down a driveway. He became pinned between the boat and several small trees and died at the scene.
Authorities say a couple from out of town was renting a house off County Road 44 where the accident happened.
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