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P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
Fax: 507-427-2724


Roger Richardson, 68, of Windom, died in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 60, near Mt. Lake shortly after 1 p.m. Friday. According to the State Patrol, Richardson and his

wife, Loretta, were eastbound in a 2003 Buick LeSabre when they collided with a 2014 International truck driven by Jacob Beckius, 23, of St. James.

The report stated that the truck was initially southbound on 570th Ave. and was turning onto Highway 60 to travel east. The driver crossed the westbound lanes and rolled toward the median.

“At the median, the driver met another vehicle that

was attempting to turn

northbound,” the trooper’s

report said. “The driver

waved the truck through

the intersection. As the International

truck pulled out

to go eastbound on Highway

60, a Buick LeSabre was

eastbound on Highway 60 in

the righthand lane.”

Beckius was not injured

and Loretta Richardson

received non-life-threatening

injuries, according to

the State Patrol. Both ofthe Richardsons and

Beckius were wearing

seatbelts.

Assisting the State

Patrol at the scene

were the Mt. Lake Fire

Department, Mt. Lake

Ambulance Department,

Mt. Lake Police Department,

Windom Police

Department and Cottonwood

County Sheriff ’s

Department.

The complete story can be found in the print
version of the Observer/Advocate.
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