Preliminary investigation finds Fargo Marathon Director lost control of his bicycle in fatal crash

DETROIT LAKES – We’re learning more about the bicycle/pickup crash that killed Fargo Marathon Director Mark Knutson on Sunday. Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steve Todd says investigators have received home security surveillance video that shows Knutson losing control of his bike and falling into the path of a boat trailer which was being hauled by the pickup. The video also corroborates the driver’s statements to police. Todd says “with the information available at this time, it does not appear the driver of the pickup violated any criminal or traffic laws.”

Once the medical examiner’s report and a final reconstruction from the State Patrol wrap up, that information will be sent to the Becker County Attorney’s Office for review and to determine whether any charges should be filed.

Funeral services for Knutson, who was 53, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church South Campus in Fargo at 3636 25th St S.

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