On August 15, 2019, the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle accident on County Road 13 in Salo Township east of Lawler. The reporting party indicated the vehicle left the roadway and rolled multiple times, ejecting the driver. The victim, Keith Donald Hayes, 67, McGregor, suffered fatal injuries. Hayes was the only occupant in the vehicle.

Autopsy results are pending with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The incident remains under investigation by the Aitkin Sheriff’s Office. Also responding to the call were the McGregor Ambulance, McGregor Fire Department and North Aircare.

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