Alexandria man dies after his car crashes off Highway 29
A 42-year-old Alexandria man died following a one-vehicle crash on Highway 29 Friday night.
Kyle Neitzert was driving his 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 north, just south of the intersection with County Road 13 at about 10:30 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
The car went off the road, through a field and into a grove of trees.
Neitzert, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to the Douglas County Hospital, where he died the following day.
Memorial services will be held Friday, October 5 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie. Visitation is one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
Neitzert was a 1988 graduate and standout wrestler at Perham High School. He studied neon sign design at Northwest Technical College in Detroit Lakes and worked at a sign business in Watertown, South Dakota for a short time before returning to Perham.
He worked for various companies, including Northern Mechanical Drilling in Perham, Swift Turkey Plant in Detroit Lakes, Ripley's Construction in Erhard and construction for a short time in Florida.
He was currently working as a groundskeeper/custodian for the Douglas County Courthouse in Alexandria.
Neitzert was an avid hunter and shooter.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Neitzert of Parkers Prairie; two brothers, Darby (Lanette) Neitzert of Frazee and Michael Neitzert of Parkers Prairie; and two sisters, Deborah Spears of Alexandria and Jeanie (Bill) Schalow of Evansville.