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Christmas Day vehicle accident sends one to hospital

A Christmas Day two-vehicle accident near River Falls resulted in one person being sent to the hospital, according to a Pierce County Sheriff's Office news release.

David Janisch, 72, Ellsworth, failed to stop at a stop sign and was hit by an SUV driven by Russell Riley, 28, Rochester, Minn., and his four passengers, which included three children, on County Road O at 690th Avenue in the River Falls Township at 11:40 a.m.

Janisch was taken to River Falls Area Hospital by ambulance, and there were no injuries to the Rileys, the sheriff's office confirmed.

The accident is under investigation.

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