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Belgrade boy killed in weekend crash

BELGRADE -- A 16-year-old Belgrade boy was killed in a one-vehicle crash Saturday morning. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Department, Austin Young was driving a 1997 Chevy truck south on Stearns County Road 197, about two miles south o...

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BELGRADE - A 16-year-old Belgrade boy was killed in a one-vehicle crash Saturday morning.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Department, Austin Young was driving a 1997 Chevy truck south on Stearns County Road 197, about two miles south of Belgrade, when his vehicle went off the road on a curve and hit a tree.

Young was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which was reported at 9:42 a.m.

There were no passengers and no other vehicles were involved, according to the Sheriff's report.

The crash is still under investigation

Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at clange@wctrib.com or 320-894-9750
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