Gordon Voss identified as victim killed in accident on Wayzata Boulevard 📷

Gordon Voss

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:

Press release from Wayzata Police Department.
Press release from Wayzata Police Department.

PRESS RELEASE
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

Fatal Accident on Wayzata Boulevard 📷

Fatal accident on Wayzata Boulevard snarls Traffic. Photo copyright Dan Gustafson & Wayzata.com. All rights reserved.
Accident on Wayzata Boulevard. June 21, 2017. Copyright Dan Gustafson & Wayzata.com. All rights reserved.
Accident on Wayzata Boulevard. June 21, 2017. Copyright Dan Gustafson & Wayzata.com. All rights reserved.

Wayzata Police, Wayzata Fire, and the Minnesota Highway Patrol responded to a fatal accident on Wayzata Boulevard at 3:47pm on June 21, 2017 in front of Colonial Square.

Eyewitnesses indicated that one person was believed to have died of cardiac arrest from the injuries sustained in the collision, and that an ambulance removed the body shortly after responding–although the cause of death has not been confirmed.

Update at 8:59pm – Police have confirmed that two were injured and taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

Accident on Wayzata Boulevard. June 21, 2017. Copyright Dan Gustafson & Wayzata.com. All rights reserved.
Accident on Wayzata Boulevard. June 21, 2017. Copyright Dan Gustafson & Wayzata.com. All rights reserved.

Wayzata Police did not immediately release the names of the persons involved in the incident. Stay tuned to Wayzata.com as this is a developing story.

Accident on Wayzata Boulevard. June 21, 2017. Copyright Dan Gustafson & Wayzata.com. All rights reserved.
Accident on Wayzata Boulevard. June 21, 2017. Copyright Dan Gustafson & Wayzata.com. All rights reserved.

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Shoreline Drive / County Road 15 closes Monday, April 17

Shoreline Drive / County Road 15 will close Monday, April 17 between Ferndale Road and the ramps to/from County Road 15 as crews begin the final stage of the Wayzata Area Sewer Improvements Project. Posted detours will direct eastbound motorists to use Hwy. 12 and Central Ave. to access downtown Wayzata. Westbound motorists will be detoured to Ferndale Rd., Wayzata Blvd., Central Ave. and Hwy. 12 (see map below). The road is expected to reopen in early July. The Dakota Rail Trail will remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists during the work.

Weekend work

Please be aware that in order to accelerate construction and reopen Shoreline Dr./County Rd. 15 as quickly as possible, construction crews may be working on weekends. Any weekend work will occur during the hours allowed by the City of Wayzata (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.).