We do not know for sure yet what happened on Saturday near Vermillion. What we do not is that a Father that has faced some tough challenges lost his life. 36-year-old Jon Fontaine, of Farmington.

The Dakota County Sheriff's office and the State Patrol think at this time, for some reason, Fontaine's truck failed to slow for a stop sign and hit another vehicle near the intersection of Goodwin Avenue and 190th Street East on Saturday evening. He had been fishing with his 12 year old son.

On the GoFundMe page set up for the family it states that" he was a strong soul that had always persevered through life. When life through him a challenge, he never gave up, buckled down, and overcame any curve ball sent his way. In October of 2011 he lost his right arm and leg. His page goes on to say "he never let that stop him from providing for his family. He learned to walk again, learned to write with his left hand, and showed us all that disabilities are not anything that can stop you from living the life you want to live.

The son continues to recover from his injuries.

34 year old Jared Lazer, husband and father was also killed in  the crash. Here is the link to their fundraising page.

Here is a picture of the Lazer Family from their fundraising page.

Lazer Family TSM Approved
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