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Two people killed in Polk County crash

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Polk County (WQOW) - Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in crash in Polk County that killed two people.

A former police car driven by Jesse L. Smith, 32, left highway eight and hit several trees. The Amery man was thrown from the car, even though he was wearing a seat. Smith was killed along with a passenger, Brian Redmond of St. Croix Falls. Another passenger is hospitalized.

Witnesses say the car was going extremely fast just before the crash, which happened Saturday night around midnight.

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