The Free Press, Mankato, MN

October 14, 2013

Patrol: Alcohol a factor in fatal Le Sueur County crash


The Mankato Free Press

---- — MONTGOMERY — The Minnesota State Patrol says alcohol was a factor in the Sept. 27 crash that killed four people near Montgomery.

The intoxicated driver was Condon Hulgan, 51, of Montgomery, whose blood-alcohol content was .214, nearly three times the legal limit to drive.

The crash — in which Hulgan's Ford Explorer crossed the center line of Le Sueur County Road 26 and collided with a Mercedes 300 driven by Jeffery Miller, 22, of Le Center — took the lives of both drivers and a passenger in each of their vehicles.

Also killed were Hulgan's passenger 11-year-old stepdaughter Mary Urtuzuastegui of Montgomery, and Travis Reak, 24, of Le Center, a passenger in Miller's vehicle. Miller's blood-alcohol content was .032.

Mark Miller, 24, a passenger and brother of Jeffery Miller, survived the crash.

The crash occurred on the night of the homecoming game of the Tri-City United School District, which includes both Le Center and Montgomery. Tri-City won the game 46-7 over Sibley East.

The location of the crash was just a few miles from where Condon Hulgan and Mary Urtuzuastegui lived. The family reportedly had moved to the Montgomery area from Arizona in 2011, according to the Star Tribune.