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Update: Victim, Driver Identified in Fatal Superior Crash

Posted at: 01/10/2013 8:25 PM
Updated at: 01/11/2013 11:03 PM
By: Dayna Landgrebe

Superior police have identified the man killed in a Thursday night crash as Russell Putnam, 82.

The accident happened at 5:29 p.m. at the corner of North 28th Street and Hill Avenue.  Putnam was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by Irene Putnam, 80, of Superior that collided with a semi-truck.  Irene Putnam was injured in the crash and was listed in fair condition Friday.

Police say the Putnam vehicle made a left turn onto North 28th Street in front of the semi-truck, which was travelling southbound on Hill Avenue.  The department said there is no indication that either alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.