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Accused of killing four people and injuring two others in an automobile accident July 4.

Defense says man charged in connection with fatal Fourth of July accident wasn't the driver

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Opening statements were held Tuesday in Becker County District Court in the trial of a man accused of killing four people and seriously injuring two others in a van crash July 4 near Pine Point.


Chad Eric Stewart, 26, of 810 East Central St. No. 10, Detroit Lakes was allegedly the driver of the white 1995 Chevy Lumina van, which left the roadway and struck a field approach around 2:40 a.m. on July 4, about 30 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes.

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