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Pine River man killed in crash

PINE RIVER — A 60-year-old Pine River man was killed Sunday when the vehicle he was driving failed to negotiate a curve, went off the right side of the road, struck a tree and then started on fire, reported the Minnesota State Patrol.

It was reported that Wallace Joenks was in the fully engulfed vehicle upon arrival of law enforcement. The crash was reported at 6:39 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 84 and 12th Street Southwest near Pine River in Cass County.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

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