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Brainerd man found deceased in truck following crash

EAST GULL LAKE--A 22-year-old Brainerd man was found deceased Thursday in his Chevy Silverado truck following a crash in the Gull River. The Cass County Sheriff's Office was called at 5:50 a.m. to a report of a single motor vehicle crash in the G...

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EAST GULL LAKE-A 22-year-old Brainerd man was found deceased Thursday in his Chevy Silverado truck following a crash in the Gull River.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office was called at 5:50 a.m. to a report of a single motor vehicle crash in the Gull River on the Gull Lake Dam Road in East Gull Lake. Officers and responders arrived on scene and located the Chevy on its roof in the Gull River. The driver, a Brainerd man, was located deceased inside the vehicle, the sheriff's office reported. The initial investigation indicates the truck was travelling west on Gull Lake Dam Road and went through the intersection of Gull Lake Lane into the river.

An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office and the crash remains under investigation. The identity of the driver is being withheld pending notification of family members.

Assisting at the scene was North Memorial Ambulance, Pillager Fire and Rescue and the Minnesota State Patrol.

This is the second death involving a crash at this site in the past month. The sheriff's office recovered the body of a 61-year-old Nisswa man April 10 from an overturned vehicle found in the Gull River.

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