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Merrifield man killed in car crash


A 53-year-old Merrifield man died Thursday, Jan. 3, when the pickup truck he was driving collided with a semitrailer on Crow Wing County Road 12, approximately two miles west of Deerwood, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.

Raymond J. Richard was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semitrailer, William Hanson, 47, of Cloquet, was treated at the scene and released.

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