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By Jan Rahn
Managing Editor
Charges have been filed in Perkins County Court against Benjamin J. Pelster, 32, of rural Elsie for motor vehicle homicide, a Class I Misdemeanor, in the death of 28-year-old Debra Palser of Elsie on July 13, two-and-a-half miles east of Elsie.
Palser’s vehicle, which was traveling west on Highway 23, was struck by a farm sprayer driven by Pelster as it entered the highway from the north without yielding. Palser was dead at the scene.
Pelster was to be arraigned on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. in Perkins County Court.
If convicted, he faces a maximum of one year in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both.