Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
At 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, the driver of a Mazda Protege; drove onto the shoulder of Highway 15 heading south, then overcorrected causing the car to swing into an oncoming semi truck hauling grain. The truck driver tried to avoid a collision, leaving skid marks for more than 600 feet along the highway, but struck the car broadside, on the driver's door.
Randolph Alamo, 28 of Watkins, was dead on the scene. According to the State Patrol, both the car and truck sustained serious damage. That same report indicated that Alamo was not wearing a seatbelt, and that no airbags deployed in his car.
The semi grain truck driver, Darrell Albertson of Fergus Falls, was shaken but apprently not physically injured. He was wearing a seatbelt.