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Truman crash victims identified

February 3, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

FAIRMONT - Names of the three Truman residents involved in a fatal car crash Thursday afternoon have been released by the Minnesota State Patrol.

Virginia L. Murphey, 55, was driving northbound on Highway 15 in Truman, when a van driven by Sylvan A. Behrens, 93, struck the rear driver's side of Murphey's vehicle, pushing Murphey's vehicle into a tree on the east side of the road. Behrens' vehicle then ran off the road and into a business sign.

Murphey died as a result of her injuries. She was not wearing a seat belt, according to the State Patrol's report.

Behrens and his wife Beatrice, 90, of Truman both suffered non life-threatening injuries and were taken to Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Fairmont. Both were wearing seat belts.

State Patrol continues to investigate the crash.



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