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Long Prairie teen dies in crash

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A Long Prairie teen was killed in a two-vehicle crash east of Long Prairie on Highway 27.

Jacob R. Karolus, 16, was killed when his car lost control on the wet road and spun into the path of an oncoming truck, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Authorities said Karolus' vehicle was hit broadside resulting in his death.

Kevin J. Carlson, 36, of Brainerd was driving the Dodge Ram truck involved in the crash.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz. Away from work, Amy and Brandon spend time bass fishing and keeping tabs on their charismatic dog, Cash, who has been known to jump out of the boat to “retrieve” the bass lures.
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