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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Crash Kills Two Saturday in Southside Township

A Message from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office:

At 11:18 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, Wright County deputies were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash at 15569 109th St. NW in Southside Township. Upon arrival, deputies located a single vehicle identified as a 2020 blue Honda Civic in the north ditch of 109th Street. The vehicle had left the road and appeared to have rolled and struck several trees in the area. Deputies located the adult male driver outside of the vehicle who appeared to have been ejected from the vehicle. The driver who was identified as James Nystrom Mancini, 25, of Kimball. Mancini was unresponsive and later declared deceased by emergency medical personnel. An adult female passenger identified as Samantha Benoit, 24, of Champlin was located in the front passenger seat. Samantha was also found to be unresponsive and later declared deceased by emergency medical personnel. Evidence and witness information gathered from the scene showed the vehicle was traveling west on Oliver Avenue NW through the intersection on County Road 2 NW and left the road near the address of 15569 109th St. NW. This crash is under further investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Case Number 24002486.

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