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Minnesota State Patrol identifies victim in fatal crash north of Moorhead

MOORHEAD -- A Twin Valley man died shortly after noon Wednesday, March 29, after a crash between his Acura Integra sedan and a truck hauling sugar beets at the intersection of 90th Avenue North and Highway 75. Moorhead firefighters cut the roof o...

MOORHEAD - A Twin Valley man died shortly after noon Wednesday, March 29, after a crash between his Acura Integra sedan and a truck hauling sugar beets at the intersection of 90th Avenue North and Highway 75.
Moorhead firefighters cut the roof off the car to extricate the driver, according to Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist.
The driver of the car was identified by the Minnesota State Patrol as Duane Lamarr Johnson, 87, of Twin Valley.
The driver of the beet truck, Jordan Allan Wolff, 28, of Hunter, N.D., was not injured, the patrol reported.
The crash was reported about 12:15 p.m., the patrol reported
The front end of the bright blue Integra was smashed and wedged under the front end of the 2014 Freightliner tractor-trailer rig in the middle of the intersection, which is roughly a mile south of Kragnes in Oakport Township.
Wolff said he was in third gear going about 4 mph "and boom, he hit me." Wolff said other witnesses to the crash told him the car "was going really fast."
Wolff was then ushered away from the scene by a man who said he was a representative of Transystems, Inc., which operated the beet truck.
Several beet trucks were lined up on 90th Avenue on the east side of the intersection as tow trucks removed the car and prepared to tow the semi about an hour after the crash was reported.
Also responding to the crash were the Clay County sheriff's deputies , F-M Ambulance, and Dilworth Fire Department.

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