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St. Paul Park man killed in crash identified

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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.

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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.

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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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