Former Minnesota Lawmaker Gordon Owen Voss, aged 79 years, was identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as the victim who was killed in a two car accident in the 1000 block of Wayzata Boulevard on June 21, 2017.
Voss was born in Duluth on February 25, 1938 and served in the House from 1973-1982 for District 47B and from 1983-1988 for District 52A. He was a member of the Democratic Farmer Labor Party, and served Anoka and Ramsey counties.
He held both Bachelor and Doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Prior to serving at the Legislature, he served on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Blaine and was the Chief Administrator for the Metropolitan Waste Control Commission.
Voss, “died from multiple blunt force injuries sustained in motor vehicle accident,” according the release. Wayzata Police continue to investige the incident. His address was listed as 825 Lake Street East, which is part of the Presbyterian Homes / Wayzata Bay West Senior Housing complex according to tax records.
The Wayzata Police Department also issue a release earlier in the week:
WAYZATA POLICE DEPARTMENT
JUNE 21, 2017
At 1547 hours on 06/21/17, Wayzata Police responded to what was determined to be a two car personal injury accident in the 1000 block of East Wayzata Boulevard. One fatality was involved, and two additional parties were transported to local medical facilities for evaluation and treatment.
The matter is currently under investigation by the Wayzata Police Department with assistance from the Minnesota State Patrol, who are providing accident reconstruction services in relation to the incident.
Lieutenant Mike Murphy
Wayzata Police Department