Benson, MN Crash/Victim Identified 05 Dec 17

(Benson, MN) Authorities have released the name of the Murdock man that was killed in a traffic crash in Benson yesterday.

He’s identified as 87-year-old Alfred Urke.

The State Patrol says the crash happened at 12:43 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 12 and 19th Street.

A car driven by 81-year-old Loretta Urke of Murdock was southbound on 19th Street and was hit by a pickup traveling westbound on 12. Loretta Urke was taken to the Swift County Benson Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Alfred Urke was a passenger in that vehicle.

The pickup driver, 42-year-old James Timm of Granite Falls and was not injured.