Olmsted County Traffic Wreck Victim ID’d
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The State Patrol says a Kellogg man was killed Thursday afternoon in a traffic wreck at the intersection of Highway 42 and Olmsted County Road 9 just north of Eyota.
The Patrol says 31-year-old Andrew Johnson was driving east on the county road, which has a stop sign. His SUV was hit broadside by a southbound dump truck. The dump truck driver was identified as 61-year-old Donald Wilkins of Decorah, Iowa. He was not hurt. There have been numerous serious and deadly wrecks at that intersection in recent years, including one last week.
The State Patrol says a 17-year-old girl ran a stop sign on a rural road in Jackson County in southwest Minnesota Thursday and collided with another vehicle, killing its driver. The victim was identified as 65-year-old Dwight Krogman of Sherburn. The 17-year-old driver and two other teens in her car were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
A St. Cloud area man was killed Thursday night during a police chase in rural Stearns County. The State Patrol says the 53-year-old man was being pursued by a Stearns County deputy for a traffic violation around 9:30 when the motorcycle he was driving left the road and crashed. This was the fifth fatal wreck involving a motorcycle in Minnesota in the past week.