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Cottage Grove police on Friday morning inspect the scene of a fatal one-vehicle crash on 103rd Street at the railroad bridge just east of Grey Cloud Trail. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Police identify Cottage Grove man killed when car hits railroad bridge

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Police have identified the Cottage Grove man killed late Thursday when his car struck the concrete base of a railroad bridge near Mississippi Dunes Golf Links.


Jonathon R. Cox, 35, was traveling westbound on 103rd Street when his Dodge Charger left the road, careened off a railroad bridge pier and crashed beneath the bridge deck, police said. Cox was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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