Two South Dakota men killed in southwestern Minnesota crash

May 6, 2021

AVOCA, Minn. (AP) — Two South Dakota men have died in a highway crash in southwestern Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol says the men were driving separate vehicles when they collided in Murray County Monday night.

The patrol says 26-year-old Alexander Bretsch, Frederick, was northbound on Highway 59 southeast of Slayton when his pickup collided with a car driven by 37-year-old Kyle Thompson, of Huron, near Lime Lake.

Both men were transported to Murray County Medical Center in Slayton where they were pronounced dead.

The State Patrol says alcohol was not a factor in the crash.