Harvest accident claims life of Mankato resident


October 15, 2020

While this newspaper has been able to obtain the confirming report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, a resident of Mankato, Shawn Newell, apparently lost his life Monday afternoon in a truck accident near a Mankato water system pumping station.

WIBW reported Newell, 59, was killed when the semi-trailer truck he was driving crashed. The accident was reported at 3:10 Monday on Q Road just west of 170 Road. The location is about a mile northeast of Mankato.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the crash occured as Newell was driving a 1976 International semi-truck west on Q Road and negotia...

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