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Grand Rapids man killed in crash near Backus

The man was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.

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BACKUS, Minn. — A Grand Rapids man was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Backus early Sunday morning, May 2, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

Vincent David Kordiak, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred just after 1:30 a.m. in a ditch near the 400 block of 44th Avenue Southwest in Pine River Township, Cass County. His vehicle had struck a driveway and rolled multiple times. The report stated Kordiak was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Teri Cadeau is a general assignment and neighborhood reporter for the Duluth News Tribune. Originally from the Iron Range, Cadeau has worked for several community newspapers in the Duluth area for eight years including: The Duluth Budgeteer News, Western Weekly, Weekly Observer, Lake County News-Chronicle and occasionally, the Cloquet Pine Journal. When not working, she's an avid reader and crafter.
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