Boy, 16, Killed In Head-On Crash South Of Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. (WCCO) – One person is dead and another suffered non-life threatening injuries after a head-on collision in Blue Earth County south of Mankato Friday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Authorities responded the accident on Highway 22 near Maple Hill Road at about 7:50 a.m.

Matthew Cherney, 16 of Mankato, was driving a 1999 Plymouth Voyager in the southbound lane of Highway 22. A 67-year-old man from Mankato was driving a semitrailer truck in the northbound lane, and a head-on collision happened in the northbound lane, authorities said.

Cherney was killed in the accident. What exactly caused the accident remains under investigation at this time.

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  1. Jim says:

    I read this article twice. The last sentence says “what exactly caused the accident remains under investigation…”

    It seams the accident was caused by the driver of the Southbound vehicle driving in the Northbound lane. The question why he was driving in the Northbound lane may never be answered.

    Condolences to the family of the young man.

  2. Road Rat says:

    I agree – that last sentence is ambiguous. It should have said something like: What caused both cars to meet head-on in the northbound lane remains under investigation”

    Condolences to the family of the young man and thoughts and prayers with the trucker also who will have to live with what happened in front of him for the rest of his life.

    Drive safely everyone.

  3. Baby Bert B says:

    Condolences to the family of the young man
    Condolences to the family of the young man
    Condolences to the family of the young man
    Condolences to the family of the young man
    Condolences to the family of the young man
    Condolences to the family of the young man

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