Fatal accident occurs in JacksonJACKSON — An accident late Wednesday morning at the Interstate 90 and U.S. 71 junction claimed the life of a Trimont man.
JACKSON — An accident late Wednesday morning at the Interstate 90 and U.S. 71 junction claimed the life of a Trimont man.
The accident occurred at 11:17 a.m. Wednesday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Duane R. Clemmensen, 63, of Trimont, was driving a 2001 Jeep Cherokee on U.S. 71. His vehicle struck the rear axle of a second vehicle’s trailer as it turned onto Interstate 90 on the eastbound onramp.
The accident report indicates Clemmensen was pronounced dead at the Sanford Jackson Medical Center.
A passenger in the Jeep, Michael E. Matkin, 50, of Winchester, Kan., had no apparent injury.
The Jeep Cherokee was a total loss. The 2008 Kaly trailer sustained moderate damage.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson Police Department assisted at the scene.