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Hudson man dies as a result of Nov. 21 accident

A Hudson man, Julius Selle, 79, died Saturday, Nov. 26 at Regions Hospital after being injured in an accident Monday, Nov. 21 in the town of St. Joseph. Sheriff John Shilts said his office received word of the death on Nov. 30. The accident was at 1:16 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 on County Road A, about a third of a mile east of 80th Street in the town of St. Joseph.

Selle, driving a 2005 Buick LeSabre, was southbound on County A when his car crossed the center line and struck a 2000 Ford Ranger pickup driven by Debby Hagglund, 49, of New Richmond. Selle's vehicle then entered the ditch and struck a tree.

Selle was transported to Regions hospital. His wife, Alice Selle, 76, was a passenger in the vehicle and was transported to Westfields Hospital in New Richmond with injuries. Hagglund also was injured and was transported to Westfields. All vehicle occupants were wearing seat belts.

Selle's death is the 13th county traffic fatality in 2011.