Lake Benton teen killed in weekend crash

LAKE BENTON – A Lake Benton teenager was killed in a head-on collision reported at 5:03 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 14 west of Lake Benton, the Minnesota State Highway Patrol said.

Delbert J. Willert, 17, was traveling westbound in a 2002 GMC when the vehicle crossed over the center line and struck an eastbound 2014 Kenworth driven by Jimmy D. Nystrom, 60, of Lake Preston, S.D., State Patrol said. Nystrom was transported to Tyler Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, State Patrol said.

Both vehicles were destroyed, both drivers were wearing their seatbelts and alcohol was not a factor, State Patrol said.