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Polk County Fatal accident

A WALNUT GROVE RESIDENT DIED IN A POLK COUNTY COLLISION TUESDAY NIGHT. THE VICTIM WAS IDENTIFIED AS 25-YEAR-OLD AUSTIN HEGLUND. THE HIGHWAY PATROL SAID THE VICTIMS MOTORCYCLE FAILED TO NEGOTIATE A CURVE ON HIGHWAY 215 IN MORRISVILLE AND WAS STRUCK BY A VEHICLE OPERATED BY A SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD JUVENILE FROM WILLARD SHORTLY AFTER 8 PM. IT’S THE 60TH FATALITY MISHAP RECORDED IN THE TROOP D AREA OF THE HIGHWAY PATROL SO FAR THIS YEAR.


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