A Lake Benton man was killed late Friday afternoon when the compact SUV he was driving hit a semitrailer truck on Hwy. 14 in southwestern Minnesota near the South Dakota border.
Tod Allen Wilkinson, 52, was westbound on Hwy. 14 when he struck a Peterbilt truck traveling east near 170th Avenue in Verdi Township, causing a right-angle crash, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Roads were snowy and icy at the time, the patrol said.
The patrol said that Wilkinson was not wearing a seat belt and that alcohol was not involved.
Truck driver Corey Alan Vanstelten, 44, of Edgerton, Minn., was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.