Menahga man killed in crash

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

MENAHGA– A 26-year-old Menahga man was killed in an alcohol-related crash in Hubbard County Saturday night.

According to the state patrol, the GMC Sierra, driven by Taner Berttunen, was driving at a high rate of speed and struck a Lexus, driven by 38-year-old Devlan Ingberg of Brainerd, on Highway 71.

Both vehicles were northbound near Hidden Drive. The GMC then went off the roadway, went airborne, and struck a tree.

According to the state patrol, Berttunen was under the influence of alcohol and was not wearing his seatbelt. He died at the scene. No one else was injured in the crash. 

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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