NEW ULM, Minn. (WCCO/AP) – Authorities said a New Ulm police officer was driving a city-owned squad car Friday when he got into a collision with another vehicle, killing a 51-year-old man.

The incident happened at about 1:40 p.m. Friday on the 100 block of North Garden Ave. Matthew Rasmussen, a 31-year-old officer with the New Ulm force, hit a vehicle with two occupants, authorities said.

A 51-year-old man died and another person sustained injuries as a result of the crash. The Minnesota State Patrol identified the man as Brian Bruce Wichmann. His mother, 82-year-old Myra Ann Meyer, was also seriously hurt in the crash. The State Patrol said the woman was driving on a New Ulm street when she turned left into a driveway, and her car was struck by the squad car on the passenger side.

Rasmussen is a patrol officer for the city of New Ulm with seven years of experience and has been employed by the city since January of 2010. He also sustained injuries in the accident, police said.

The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident remains under investigation.

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Comments (2)
  1. Dan says:

    Made a left to enter her driveway, huh? Sounds like another oldster who doesn’t understand the basic rules of the road…like yielding to oncoming traffic when making a left. Oops…

  2. The Bishop says:

    Sounds like a dumb F overvelous 31 year old cop. What was he responding to?

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