Students, loved ones remember high school AD killed in 4-wheeler crash


A community in west-central Minnesota is mourning the loss of a beloved high school athletic director, father and husband killed in a four-wheeler crash.

Patrick Anderson, 45, died just before 8 p.m. Saturday when the four-wheeler he was driving on Highway 55 in Douglas County and turned to access a side road. The four-wheeler went in front of a sedan going the other direction, and the vehicles collided, according to the State Patrol.

Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene. The State Patrol did not detect alcohol on him, or the driver of the sedan – a 21-year-old from Kensington who suffered serious injuries. Two others in the car had non-life threatening injuries.

'An amazing father, husband, coach, and athletic director'

Anderson, who lived in Hoffman, was a staple at West Central High School in Barrett.

He served as dean of students and athletics director, according to the website, and was a coach for the Knights.

On social media, those who knew him are sharing their memories with the hashtag #KnightStrong. People are also changing their profile photos to a black and red memorial image.

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