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Afton man killed in boat crash on St. Croix River

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An Afton man was killed Wednesday in a boat crash on the St. Croix River.

According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, David Joseph Riley, 40, was killed and two others were injured in the crash.

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The two people injured were identified as Patrick Anthony Puhalla, 46, Bayport, and Daniel Michael Schultz, 55, Hudson. They were hospitalized with "undetermined injuries," according to authorities.

The sheriff's report said Puhalla apparently was the owner and operator of the boat when it smashed into a rock face north of the Kinnickinnic State Park beach on the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix River at about 11:45 p.m. June 5.

Pierce County Medical Examiner John Worsing determined Riley died at the scene.

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