State Patrol

(Alexandria MN-) A two vehicle crash south of Alexandria yesterday has left one person dead. The state patrol says it happened on Highway 29 near Hiebel Road about 2 miles south of I-94 in Douglas County at 3:39 p.m. An SUV was traveling northbound, crossed the centerline and collided with a southbound mini-van. The driver of the SUV, 59-year-old James Whalen of Castle Rock Colorado was taken to the Alexandria Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the mini-van, 61-year-old Betty Ann Bengston was killed, and her passenger, 60-year-old Debra Lee Bengston was taken to the Alexandria Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Both women are from Alexandria.