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Cottage Grove man killed in rollover crash identified

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A 67-year-old Cottage Grove man was killed Wednesday in a single-car rollover crash on Highway 61 south of the St. Paul Park Road/70th Street exit, according to the Cottage Grove Police Department.

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Larry S. Malcolm was unresponsive when police arrived, and pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol report. The car was traveling north when it went off the road, then into the ditch, and then rolled two times coming to rest on the roof, according to the report.

Malcolm's daughter Elise Shamberger, of Cottage Grove, said police suspect a medical condition might have caused the crash.

His daughter described him as a giving man who did a lot of volunteer work.

He had been a volunteer leader and sponsor for Alcoholics Anonymous for 22 years.

"He turned his life around," she said. "He wanted to help other people so they wouldn't have to go through all that he went through."

Malcolm was retired from working at the 3M Cottage Grove plant, where he worked as a machinist for 25 years, Shamberger said. He'd lived in Cottage Grove since 1969, where he raised four children.

"My dad just had a huge heart and just loved to help people," she said.

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