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Authorities ID child, driver in fatal Hwy 169 pedestrian crash

The Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office responded to the fatal incident reported at 10:45 p.m. in Kathio Township, north of Onamia.

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ONAMIA — Authorities released the names of the people involved in a pedestrian crash on Highway 169 Thursday night, Jan. 13, that killed a 6-year-old girl.

The Minnesota State Patrol identified the victim as Unique Sincere Beaulieu of Onamia. She was pronounced dead at the scene after she was struck in the lane of traffic by an SUV in Kathio Township, north of Onamia.

According to the crash report, the 2013 GMC Acadia SUV involved was driven by 48-year-old Anne Marie Reynolds of Garrison. Reynolds was southbound on the highway when the SUV hit Beaulieu.

Reynolds stopped her vehicle immediately after the incident, according to the state patrol.

The Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office responded to the fatal incident reported at 10:45 p.m. Mille Lacs County deputies along with Mille Lacs Tribal police officers arrived on the scene approximately four minutes after the initial 911 call was placed.

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The parent of the child as well as the driver of the vehicle have been fully cooperative with the ongoing investigation, the Mille Lacs County sheriff reported.

The state patrol reported the road was dry at the time.

Assisting at the scene were the Onamia Fire Department and the Mille Lacs Health Systems EMS.

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