Man Killed in Snowplow Accident on Highway 61 in Wabasha, MN

February 5, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Minnesota State Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Snow Plow
Highway 61
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victims vehicle lost control while in front of a snow plow and was hit by the snowplow

What Happened

Minnesota State Police are investigating an accident involving a snowplow that killed man in Wabasha, MN on February 5th, 2019. Officials say the man's vehicle had been in front of the plow and lost control. It was then struck by the plow. He was killed in the accident. The driver of the snowplow, 40-year-old Jason Vanputten, was not injured.

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