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Willmar, Minn., man pleads not guilty to hit-and-run charges


WILLMAR -- Francisco Carrillo Santana, 48, of Willmar, pleaded not guilty Thursday to four gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor charges stemming from a hit-and-run crash Memorial Day that left two people injured in Willmar.

Appearing before District Judge Donald M. Spilseth, Santana entered the pleas to charges of failing to stop for an accident, failing to notify police, criminal vehicular operation and reckless driving. His next appearance, a plea hearing, is scheduled for Oct. 1.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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