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Victim of fatal ATV crash identified


DEERWOOD — The names of the two men involved in an all-terrain vehicle crash in a remote area of Deerwood Township Monday have been released by the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.

The men were identified Tuesday as Craig Rye, 47, Brainerd, who died at the scene; and his passenger and nephew, Erik Rye, 21, Shepard, Mont., who was badly injured. Rye was taken to Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. No information on his condition was available Tuesday.

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