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Sean Ray, 49, of Minnetonka, Minn., died in an automobile accident Monday near Barnesville, Minn., while on his way to the memorial for his father, Fargo-Moorhead artist Timothy Ray. Also killed in the wreck was his partner, Judith Reid. Sean's son, Evan, 16, was also injured in the accident but remains in critical condition at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.

Minnetonka couple killed in interstate crash on their way to a funeral

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FARGO - A Monday gathering to celebrate the life of a late artist became the unexpected scene of more tragic news.

Wayne Gudmundson, a friend of Moorhead artist Timothy Ray who passed away Feb. 10 after a battle with cancer, said family members were worried when Sean Ray didn't arrived at his father's memorial service and couldn't be reached by phone.


The service went on as planned at Fargo's Peace Lutheran Church. Afterward, the pastor called the Minnesota State Patrol.

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