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Man dies after crashing into tree in rural Itasca County

Mid-morning headlines from Aug. 17, 2022
Mid-morning headlines from Aug. 17, 2022 05:32

STOKES TOWNSHIP, Minn. -- A 46-year-old man died after he crashed into a tree Tuesday afternoon in Itasca County.

Officers responded to the crash on Highway 6 around 4:56 p.m.

According to the police, Arthur Rajala of Coleraine was traveling southbound in his GMC Yukon when he crossed the centerline. His car went into a ditch before hitting a tree.

Police say Rajala was wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred.

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