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Second Victim From February 2nd Accident Passes Away

Fatal AccidentWorthington, MN — A second victim has now passed away as a result of an accident last Saturday, February 2nd near Worthington.

The Minnesota State Patrol reports that about 6:40 PM, 30-year-old James Fisher of Luverne was westbound on I-90, west of Worthington in a 1998 Ford.  Forty-four-year-old Kevin Bakker of Spirit Lake was eastbound on 90 in a 2012 Nissan.

Fisher lost control and his vehicle went through the median into the eastbound lanes and was struck broadside by Bakker’s vehicle.

A passenger in the Bakker vehicle, 6-year-old Jonah Holmes was airlifted to Sanford Sioux Falls, but died on Sunday (2/3) as a result of his injuries.  On Friday, (2/8) Kevin Bakker also passed away due to his injuries sustained in the crash.

Two passengers in Bakker’s car, 27-year-old Michelle Holmes and one-year-old Fisher Bakker were transported to Sanford Worthington by Sanford Worthington Ambulance.

James Fisher was transported to Sanford Worthington by Sanford Worthington Ambulance. He was treated and released.

Both vehicles were totaled.

The Worthington and Rushmore fire departments, Sanford Worthington Ambulance, and Adrian Ambulance assisted the Minnesota State Patrol.

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