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Hudsonite hurt in fatal boat crash

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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

A boat accident on the St. Croix River Wednesday killed one person and injured two others.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said David Joseph Riley, 40, Afton, Minn., was killed and Patrick Anthony Puhalla, 46, Bayport, Minn., and Daniel Michael Schulte, 55, of Hudson were transported by ambulance with undetermined injuries.

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The sheriff's report said Puhalla apparently was the owner and operator of the boat when it smashed into a rock face north of the Kinnickinnic State Park beach on the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix River at about 11:45 p.m. June 5.

Pierce County Medical Examiner John Worsing determined Riley died at the scene.

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