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Amery man dies from injuries

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.

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.