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Driver killed in Polk County Thursday morning is identified

A driver died early Thursday after a 1997 GMC Sierra pickup was broadsided by a semitrailer on Minnesota Highway 32, three miles south of U.S. Highway 2, according to the Minnesota State Patrol based in Thief River Falls.

Allen Solie, 43, of Crookston, Minn., died as a result of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The accident happened at about 6:15 a.m. The State Patrol reports the semi, driven by George Tourond, 61, of Steinbech, Manitoba, Canada, was eastbound on County Road 45. Solie, driving a 1997 GMC Sierra pickup, failed to stop at a stop sign and a T-bone collision occured, according to the State Patrol. Solie was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the State Patrol.

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