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Forest Lake man dies from July 1 crash

A 51-year-old Forest Lake man who was involved in a July 1 motorcycle-versus-deer crash on Highway 18, has died.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Lee C. Dufresne died at 1:10 a.m. Monday.

Dufresne and Christine E. Ross, 44, were on Highway 18 at Crow Wing County Road 23 when a deer collided with their motorcycle at 11:46 a.m. on July 1.

Ross sustained non life-threatening injuries and was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd. Dufresne had serious injuries and was transported to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

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