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Head-on crash with dump truck near Menahga, kills one Thursday

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MENAHGA, Minn. - One person was killed when a car and dump truck collided head-on Thursday night near here.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the deceased driver of a 2004 Volkswagen sedan involved in the crash.

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Dustin J. Berttunen, 28, of Menahga, Minn., was the driver of the 1996 KW dump truck, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The accident happened about 5 p.m. on U.S. Highway 71, about a mile south of Menahga.

Berttunen was treated and released for injuries, the patrol said.

The Wadena (Minn.) Pioneer Journal is owned by Forum Communications Co.

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