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Name of Merrifield man killed in Thursday's crash released


DEERWOOD — The name of the 53-year-old Merrifield man, who was killed when the pickup truck he was driving crashed with a semitrailer on Crow Wing County Road 12, approximately two miles west of Deerwood, has been identified as Raymond J. Richard, reported the Minnesota State Patrol.

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

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