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Jury finds man guilty in July 4 van crash that killed 4, seriously injured 2

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Chad Eric Stewart was found guilty on six felony counts Friday afternoon related to a July 4 crash near Ponsford that killed four people and seriously injured two others.


There were tears on both sides of the aisle, and Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon led about 10 of Stewart's family members to his office from the courtroom to answer any questions.

A jury of nine women and three men deliberated about three and a half hours before reaching a decision around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

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