Fatal crash victim identified as newlywed from Buffalo

Whitney Nelson died after a two-vehicle crash near Glencoe Tuesday.
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The victim of a fatal crash near Glencoe has been identified as a young newlywed from Buffalo.

Whitney Nelson, 23, died after a two-vehicle crash on Tuesday evening northeast of Glencoe. Nelson and her husband Nate had recently celebrated their six-month wedding anniversary.

The crash occurred near the area of 120th Street and Dairy Avenue, according to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Department.

A GoFundMe set up to raise money for Nate has far surpassed its goal of $2,000 with  $31,000 on Friday morning. Money raised will go to funeral costs and other expenses. 

“Nate [and] Whitney recently celebrated their six month wedding anniversary and had so many plans for the future," the page said.

It also describes Nelson as "a beautiful soul inside and out."

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