Lake Benton man killed in Friday crash

LAKE BENTON — A Lake Benton man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 14 involving an SUV and a semi truck on Friday, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

Tod Allen Wilkinson, 52, was driving a 1998 Toyota Rav4 that struck the semi in a right-angle collision.

The crash was reported at 4:49 p.m. Friday in Verdi Township, Lincoln County, the State Patrol said. A Peterbilt semi driven by Corey Alan Vanstelten, 44, of Edgerton, was eastbound on Highway 14. Wilkinson’s vehicle was westbound on Highway 14, and struck the semi, causing a right-angle collision, the State Patrol said.

Road conditions were snowy and icy at the time of the crash, the State Patrol said.

Vanstelten was uninjured in the crash, and Wilkinson was killed. Wilkinson was not wearing a seat belt, the State Patrol reported.


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