22-Year-Old Mankato Man Killed in Crash - UPDATED
A 22-year-old Mankato man is dead after an accident with a tractor in Lamberton in Redwood County.
It happened just after 9:00 Tuesday morning.
Authorities have named the deceased as Jeff DeCock, originally from Lamberton.
DeCock was an MSU student, who also competed on the men's track team as a high jumper.
According to the State Patrol, DeCock was driving a Dodge Charger westbound on Hwy 14.
55-year-old Steven Churchhill of Revere was eastbound, driving a tractor.
The report says that when the tractor tried to make a left turn onto a gravel road, the fork attachment collided with the Dodge.
Churchhill suffered no injuries.
A statement released this evening from MSU Athletic Director Kevin Buisman said:
"We are profoundly saddened by Jeff's sudden passing. He was an outstanding student-athlete and made a positive impact on our program and those around him. We offer our condolences and heartfelt sympathies to Jeff's family, friends, teammates and coaches."
-- KEYC News 12