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Hwy. 65 remained closed at 7:20 a.m., Wednesday, forcing River Falls High School and UW-RF students to use city streets to reach their destinations. Pierce authorities learned of the crash at 4:37 a.m. Steve Dzubay photo

UPDATE: Driver cited after River Falls bypass crash

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Two drivers were seriously hurt and had to be extricated following a near head-on crash just after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, on the Hwy. 65/35 bypass a half mile south of the East Division Street. Afterward the bypass was closed until early afternoon. River Falls police have cited one of the drivers, David Kirscht, 24, Garfield, Minn., for inattentive driving and operating left of center.


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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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