KEYC - 22-Year-Old Mankato Man Killed in Crash - UPDATED

22-Year-Old Mankato Man Killed in Crash - UPDATED

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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

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