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Observer/Advocate
P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
Fax: 507-427-2724


A one-vehicle crash near Madelia claimed the life of Ross Blomgren, 16, of Butterfield, Saturday night.

Blomgren was among four Butterfield teens who were in a westbound 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser when the vehicle rolled multiple times along Highway 60 at 10:10 p.m. According to a report by the State Patrol, the vehicle entered the center median just before the crash.

The report noted that two people were ejected from the vehicle, but did not indicate whether Blomgren was one of them. Also in the vehicle were: Rose Martinez, 17, Julia Hiebert, 16 and a 17-year-old driver who was not identified by the State Patrol. Martinez, Hiebert and the driver received non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol's report.

Blomgren is the son of Kurt Blomgren of Butterfield and Kelly and Brad Hanson of Mt. Lake. Check the Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition for more on this story.


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