An 18-year-old driver was killed Wednesday in a collision with a semitrailer truck in southern Minnesota, the State Patrol said.
Rachel L. Nesseth was traveling south on County 1 Boulevard when she collided with a westbound semi on Hwy. 60 about 8:45 a.m. roughly 4 miles west of Wanamingo in Goodhue County, the patrol said
A recent graduate of Kenyon-Wanamingo High School, Nesseth died at the scene. The semi driver, Jay L. Bowe, 62, of Lewiston, Minn., was not hurt.
In March, Nesseth was among 32 high school students throughout Minnesota who were honored with the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) "Triple A" Awards in recognition of excellence in academics, arts and athletics.
Nesseth graduated this past spring with a 4.3 grade point average from Kenyon-Wanamingo High School, where she participated in band, choir, volleyball, dance, and track and field, according to the MSHSL.
She planned to major in biochemistry at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., while participating in track and field, and choir.