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Cottonwood County crash kills Comfrey man

A Comfrey man died Monday as the result of a two-vehicle crash in Cottonwood County.


According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Jerry Lee Evers, 81, of Comfrey was westbound on Minnesota 30 and a 2022 Nissan Rogue operated by Scott Bruce Burdorf, 54, of Montevideo was southbound on U.S. 71 when the two vehicles collided in the intersection. The crash was reported at 10:13 a.m. Monday.


Evers, who the State Patrol reported was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene. Burdorf sustained a non-life-threatening injury and was transported to Windom Area Health. The Windom Fire Department and Ambulance and the Jeffers Fire Department and First Responders assisted at the scene.


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