Crash kills director of Fargo Marathon

July 10, 2023

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KFGO) – A crash in Detroit Lakes claimed the life of the Executive Director of the Fargo Marathon Sunday morning.

Police Chief Steve Todd said the crash happened shortly after 7 a.m. in the 11 block of South Shore Drive west of the intersection with Muir Lane.

Fifty three year-old Mark Knutson of Detroit Lakes, was riding a bicycle westbound when he was struck by a pickup towing a trailer that was also westbound.

Emergency responders performed life-saving measures at the scene before Knutson was flown to Sanford in Fargo where he died.

The driver of the pickup was 42-year-old Jacob Grabowski of Fargo.

No criminal charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.

Becker County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Essentia Health – St. Mary’s EMS, Detroit Lakes Fire Department, and Life Link III all assisted at the scene.