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St. Paul Park man killed in crash identified

The State Patrol has released the name of the St. Paul Park man who was killed in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday in St. Paul.

The victim was Josphe Y. Thao, 19, the State Patrol said.

According to the accident report:

Thao was driving a 1996 Acura Integra southbound on Highway 61 near Lower Afton Road when he lost control, entered the right ditch and struck a tree. The vehicle rolled and Thao, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the car.

The crash happened at 6:18 a.m. There were no passengers. Alcohol was not detected in Thao's system, the report said.

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.

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