Herald JournalHerald Journal, Jan. 3, 2005

Accident takes life of New Germany man

Juergen Charles Bettcher, 77, of New Germany, was struck by a Minnesota Department of Transportation International dump truck Dec. 28 just before 10 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 7 and Carver County Road 33, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The driver of the dump truck, Darin Mahlow, 41, of Litchfield, was not injured. Mahlow was doing maintenance on the shoulder of the road when he backed over Bettcher, who was pronounced dead at the scene, reported the state patrol.

The state patrol will continue to investigate this accident.

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