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Investigation finds woman’s son was driving truck that went into river west of Wahpeton, N.D.

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WAHPETON, N.D. – Authorities here found the driver of a pickup that went into the Wild Rice River about 3 miles west of Wahpeton on Monday was the truck owner’s teen son.


The Richland County Sheriff’s Office initially believed the owner of the truck, 36-year-old Grace Birchem-Mangalaw, had escaped injury from the accident, which was reported about 6 p.m. Monday.

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