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Driver killed in Polk County Thursday morning is identified

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Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

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.

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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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