Marshall man dies in crash

A 22-year-old Marshall man died Monday, Nov. 22, when his SUV crossed the median on Highway 169 and was struck broadside by a southbound semi. The crash occurred between Le Sueur and St. Peter in Nicollet County.

Josh J. Dirckx was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer northbound when he apparently hit an icy patch and lost control of his vehicle. It was struck by a 2000 Mack truck driven by John A. Schmitz, 54, of New Prague.

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash, along with the St. Peter Fire Department and St. Peter Ambulance. The crash was reported at 6:58 a.m.

There were no injuries reported for Schmitz.

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