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Published July 05, 2011, 02:15 PM

Moorhead Police investigate death of man in crashed vehicle; Driver Identified

Moorhead, MN (WDAY) - A stolen car report early this morning in Dilworth is now a death investigation in Moorhead.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM

Moorhead, MN (WDAY) - A stolen car report early this morning in Dilworth is now a death investigation in Moorhead. Workers at Drywall Supply Central on 34th and 41st street south discovered the crash around 1-this afternoon.

Workers say the car crashed in to the wall surrounding the business. The car was reported stolen around 2-this morning in Dilworth. Police say the car and body had been there for hours undiscovered. There is no information on whether anyone else was involved. The victim is 19-year old Russel Dean Thompson of south Moorhead.

Sgt. Deric Swenson – Moorhead Police: “The area that the vehicle ended up in is in some trees with some tall grass around it. So it was employees that were working near the fence of the crash noticed that there was a hole in the fence and determined that there was a vehicle on the other side with the deceased driver.”

The Minnesota State Patrol will be collecting data today at the accident scene for their fatality accident report. The accident is under investigation.

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