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Gary Herll identified in fatal car accident

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Monday evening, family and friends gathered to remember a man killed in a car accident last week.

Gary Herll was crossing the street near 16th and Sycamore to get the bus stop, when he was hit by a car Friday.

He was taken the hospital where he later died.

Gary's brother said he was full of life and loved having a good time.

He was a big fan of the Twins and the Vikings and loved to chat about the latest game.

People who knew Gary Herll, knew his two passions were sports and laughing with friends.

"But definitely enjoyed sports. It was always something that was easy for him to talk about with other people. Especially if whoever he was talking to was for the other team. It was a good opportunity to jab them a little bit one way or another." Said Gary's brother Dean.

His life was cut short when he was hit by a car last Friday, but Dean is trying to focus on the good times. "Main thing, is that he had a lot of friends and was good friends with a lot of people and, like I said, always remembered everybody and always had a smile."

Gary was definitely smiling in 1991, when he competed in the International Special Olympic Games.

That is where Melanie Frosch said she was lucky to meet him.

"His smile was contagious. If you look at his pictures, you can tell he was just a happy go lucky guy." She said.

He competed in all kinds of sports, but bowling was his favorite.

And he loved every second of it.

"Gary always gave everything he had. It didn't matter if he won or lose, it was being part of the competition and being very social with all of his friends." Said Melanie.

Dean wants his brother to be remembered as the fun loving guy that he was.

"Looking to make fun in a good way or jab somebody and have a lot of fun, just a good-natured good guy and just liked to have fun in life and have friends." He said.

Gary also worked with South Dakota Achieve.

Dean said he held a lot of jobs while he was there and loved going to work every day.

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