Menahga Man Killed In High-Speed Crash

A Menahga man died in a traffic crash Saturday night near Park Rapids.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 26-year-old Taner Berttunen of Menahga was speeding when he rear-ended an S-U-V.

Berttunen suffered fatal injuries when his truck left the road, went airborne and struck a tree.  The state patrol said that Berttunen wasn’t wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Both people in the SUV, 38-year-old Deylan Ingberg of Brainerd and 32-year-old Elisa Ailie of Detroit Lakes, were not injured.

According to the state patrol, alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

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