Tuesday, July 16, at 2:31 p.m. the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a personal injury accident at the intersection of State Highway 24 and 330th Street, Kingston Township. Meeker County Deputies, Minnesota State Patrol, Gold Cross Ambulance, Kimball Fire Department and Rescue were dispatched to the scene.
Jesse Albright, 34, of Royalton, was driving a 2009 Peterbilt Semi northbound on Highway 24, and Gloria Nething, 72, of rural Litchfield, was driving a 1999 Plymouth Voyager westbound on 330th Street. Gloria Nething failed to yield to Jesse Albright and the vehicles collided. The semi that Jesse Albright was driving was pulling a grain trailer full of corn. After the vehicles collided they both went into the ditch. The semi tipped over causing all of the corn to spill out of the trailer. The semi and trailer were owned by RJ Lanners Incorporated of Royalton.
Gloria Nething was pronounced dead at the scene. Jesse Albright refused medical treatment at the scene.
The crash is currently under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, assisted by the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.