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Willmar man killed in crash with semi-truck

WILLMAR - A Willmar man is dead after a two-vehicle crash Monday in Renville County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Carl P. Rowan, 24, died when the 2013 Ford pickup he was driving collided with a 2012 Peterbilt semi. The crash was repo...

WILLMAR โ€“ A Willmar man is dead after a two-vehicle crash Monday in Renville County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Carl P. Rowan, 24, died when the 2013 Ford pickup he was driving collided with a 2012 Peterbilt semi.

The crash was reported at 5:11 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 71 south of Olivia.
The accident report updated this morning on the State Patrol's public information website says Rowanโ€™s vehicle was going south on Highway 71 when it crossed the center line and struck the northbound semi head-on.

A passenger in Rowanโ€™s vehicle, Courtney E. Fisher, 21, of Tucson, Ariz., was taken to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries. The report says she was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the semi, Preston M. Kuefler, 25, of Belgrade, was not injured.

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Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, according to the patrol's report, and alcohol is not believed to have been a factor.

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