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Litchfield woman killed in crash

KIMBALL - A 72-year-old Litchfield woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash reported around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday along State Highway 24 in Meeker County.

According to the State Patrol and the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, Gloria J. Nething was westbound in a 1999 Plymouth minivan on 330th Street, ran the stop sign at Highway 24 and was struck by a northbound 2009 Peterbilt semi driven by Jesse Albright, 34, of Royalton.

Nething was pronounced dead at the scene. Albright refused medical treatment.

The semi was pulling a trailer full of corn, which tipped over when both vehicles went into the ditch. The semi and trailer are owned by RJ Lanners Inc. of Royalton.

The crash is under investigation. Also responding were the Gold Cross Ambulance and the Kimball Fire and Rescue departments.