Four dead in Le Sueur County crash


Four people are dead after a head-on crash in Le Sueur County late Friday night, according to the Pioneer Press. One of the dead is 11-year-old Mary C. Urtuzuastegui, of Montgomery.

The Le Center Leader says 22-year-old Jeffery J. Miller of Le Center was driving his Mercedes sedan eastbound on Lexington Road/County Road 26 around 10 p.m. when he hit a Ford Explorer driven by 51-year-old Condon L. Hulgan of Montgomery. The accident happened at a curve in the road. There are reports that one of the vehicles burst into flames.

Miller; his passenger Travis A. Reak, 24, of Le Center and Hulgan all died, as well as the child.

Jeffrey Miller's brother, Mark, was taken to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale with non-life-threatening injuries.

Next Up

Minneapolis police

Vehicle runs over 2 people in downtown Minneapolis brawl

Two suspects have reportedly been identified.

Jorge Alcala

Rare night for Twins' bullpen fuels victory over Cardinals

The Twins scored five runs in the third inning in an 8-1 victory.

Bisi Johnson

Report: Bisi Johnson tears ACL, will miss 2021 season

Johnson suffered the injury during Friday's practice.

Mike Zimmer

Frustrated Zimmer sounds off after Vikings' positive COVID test

"I’m frustrated, not just with my football players who didn’t get vaccinated, but I’m frustrated with everybody [who didn't]."

Kirk Cousins

Report: Kellen Mond has COVID, Cousins among players out of practice

The team is scheduled to practice on Saturday night.

USPS packages

Two Ramsey County men sentenced in mail theft scheme

Sonny Vang Xiong was sentenced to three years in prison, while Davis Her was sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

Jeff Gladney

Jeff Gladney's ex-girlfriend files $1 million civil lawsuit

The civil lawsuit accuses Gladney of assaulting the woman for over two hours.

vaccine, covid

St. Paul care home group will mandate COVID vaccines for staff

It comes amid reports of COVID outbreaks at homes where residents are all vaccinated, but staff are not.

Jail handcuffs arrest

Starbuck man charged with uploading, sharing child pornography

The 47-year-old was arrested after a tip from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.


Boy, 11, seriously injured after 'fall' that police now suspect was abuse

It was initially reported that the boy slipped and fell.


Le Sueur County blaze underscores fire danger in southern Minnesota

A grass fire burned more than a thousand acres near Cleveland, Minnesota. Seven departments battled the blaze, which spread through the dry grass so fast one firefighter said it "was like burning gasoline." The DNR warns that the lack of snow cover, low humidity, and high winds make the fire danger high in southern and central counties.