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Amery man dies from injuries

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Dennis Lutz, Sr., 74, Amery, died Aug. 16 from injuries sustained in a car accident earlier in the month.

According to a press release from the St. Croix Sheriff's Department, Lutz is the fourth accident fatality of 2008.

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According to the report, Dennis Lutz and Kathleen Lutz, 72, were westbound on Highway 64 in the Town of Stanton on Aug. 2 when an eastbound vehicle driven by Joyce Gangl, 76, of Amery turned left onto Highway T and in front of the Lutz's car.

The two vehicles collided, and the Lutz vehicle then collided head-on with a 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo driven by Billie Briese, 20, of New Richmond.

Dennis Lutz was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Dennis Lutz was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he died on Aug. 16.

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