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1 Killed in Crash Near Crookston

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  One man was killed and two others are injured following a head-on crash, one mile east of Crookston on County Road 11 at 9:30 Wednesday night.

  Killed was 36-year old Chad Oakes of Gentilly.

  The driver and passenger of the second vehicle, 57-year old Gary Aure and 60-year old Ardell Breitung of rural Crookston, remain hospitalized in Crookston.

 Investigator Randy Sondreal says Chad Oakes was westbound driving a pickup, when he collided in the eastbound lane with an oncoming car.

  Authorities say Chad Oakes was alone in his pickup, when he died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

  The two survivors in the car were wearing their seatbelts and their air bags were deployed.

  Investigator Sondreal says it's believed Oakes was using alcohol. However, lab tests results have not been returned yet.

  The State Patrol is also conducting a reconstruction of the accident scene.

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