7/31/2008 12:09:00 PM Comfrey Fire Chief experiences 'near miss'
on Highway 60
Citizen Online has learned that another "near miss" was reported on the two-lane section of Highway 60 between Windom and Mt. Lake Sunday night.
This time it was Comfrey Fire Chief Mark Warner who drove off the road while evading a head-on collision. He was eastbound, on his way home from Windom, at the time of the incident.
"I was east of Bingham Lake, going up that long hill and I observed a couple of vehicles coming westbound - a car and a semi.
I was toward the middle of the hill and the westbound vehicles were just coming over the crest of the hill. Then the third vehicle, behind the semi, pulled out to pass the semi but was unable to get back into the westbound lane by the time we met.
"I was on the shoulder, plus the car following me, and the semi was trying to move over without causing a problem for his vehicle."
Highway 60 has been at the center of a controversy involving MnDOT and the state legislature. This past spring, lawmakers passed a bill requiring all of the Highway 60 4-lane expansion to be completed. However, MnDOT has not yet committed to completing the Windom-to-St. James portion of the project.
Check the Aug. 6 Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition for more on details this story.