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Crash claims rural Storden man

A crash at the intersection of Cottonwood County Road 6 and 290th Street, near Westbrook, claimed the life of rural Storden resident Kent Erickson, according to Cottonwood County Sheriff Jason Purrington.

The crash was reported at 9:45 a.m. on Monday. It involved a 1996 Buick Regal driven by Lee Schmalz of rural Westbrook and a 2011 Arctic Cat ATV driven by Erickson, 62. The Buick was southbound on County Road 6 and the ATV was westbound on 290th Street in Westbrook Township.

According to the report, both vehicles entered the intersection and the ATV was struck by the Buick. Both vehicles entered the west ditch, where they came to rest. Erickson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by the Westbrook Ambulance Department.

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