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Driver killed in Menahga crash identified

The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the driver of a 2004 Volkswagen sedan who was killed in a head-on crash with a dump truck on Thursday, Aug. 19.

James E. Farrell, 49, of Minneapolis, died in the accident, the patrol said. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Dustin J. Berttunen, 28, of Menahga was the driver of the 1996 KW dump truck, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Berttunen was treated and released for injuries.

The accident happened around 5 p.m. on U.S. Highway 71, about a mile south of Menahga at mile post 243.

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