Patrol: Both drivers had been drinking in Le Sueur crash that killed 4


Both drivers had been drinking in a Sept. 27 head-on collision that killed four people, including an 11-year-old, in Le Sueur County, the Mankato Free Press reports.

One driver, 51-year-old Condon Hulgan, was significantly impaired with a .214 blood-alcohol content level, well above the legal .08 limit, state patrol investigators say.

The other driver, 22-year-old Jeffery Miller, of Le Center, was below the legal limit with a .03 level. Both drivers were killed in the crash near Montgomery roughly 50 miles southwest of the Twin Cities.

Investigators say Hulgan's Ford Explorer crossed the center line of Le Sueur County Road 26 just prior to the crash.

Hulgan's 11-year-old stepdaughter was also killed. In Miller's Mercedes, passenger Travis A. Reak, 24, was killed. Miller's 24-year-old brother was injured but survived.

Minnesota had 104 drunken driving-related fatalities last year, which accounted for 26 percent of Minnesota’s total 395 traffic fatalities, according to recent state figures. The August report noted that 585 people have died in DWI-related crashes in Minnesota in the past five years.

More than 1,500 drivers were arrested for drunk driving during the end-of-summer “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, WCCO reported.

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