Cokato man dies in crash

ROCKFORD, MN – A 56-year-old man from Cokato was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Rockford Tuesday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The state patrol reported that Bruce Elroy Burkowske of Cokato was driving a 2015 Jeep Wrangler at 5:44 p.m. on Highway 55 east of Hennepin County Road 50 when his vehicle was hit by a 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo. The driver of the Monte Carlo, Tanya Teri Raddohl, 49, of Corcoran, had been attempting to merge into the eastbound lanes of Highway 55.

The Jeep rolled several times, and came to rest in an opposing lane of traffic. Burkowske was not wearing a seatbelt, and sustained fatal injuries in the crash.

No injuries were reported for Raddohl.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

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