A 17-year-old Lake Benton boy was killed in a crash with a semi-truck on Highway 14 Sunday evening. Delbert Willert was driving a GMC Yukon westbound on 14 when he crossed over the centerline and hit the Kenworth semi head-on. It happened at just after 5pm west of Lake Benton. Willert was pronounced dead at the scene following the crash. The driver of the semi, 60-year-old Jimmy Nystrom of Lake Preston, South Dakota, was taken to the Tyler Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Both vehicles were totaled.
A fatal accident occurred Sunday evening at the intersection of Highways 71 and 7 in Kandiyohi County. It happened at around 6:15pm, and involved a Ford Super Duty truck pulling a trailer and a Volvo semi-truck. A total of 5 people were involved in the broadside crash, but no names have been released at this time.