The Free Press, Mankato, MN

December 11, 2012

Update: North Mankato man dies in Highway 169 crash

Jeep collides with semi


The Free Press

MANKATO — James Hughes, 63, of North Mankato died Monday when the Jeep he was driving south on U.S. 169 north of Mankato lost control, jumped the median and hit a northbound semi, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Hughes was a former assistant school principal with the St. Peter school district.

The 61-year-old driver of the semi, Dennis Gergen of Alton, Iowa, was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Road conditions at the time of the 4 p.m. collision were icy. There were no passengers.