• August 11, 2022

Rachel Nesseth Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Goodhue County, MN

Goodhue County, MN -- August 10, 2022, Rachel Nesseth was killed following an accident where her vehicle crashed with a semi-truck.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 8:45 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 60 and County 1 Boulevard.

Initial reports said that 18-year-old Rachel Nesseth was in a vehicle traveling southbound on County Road 1. At Highway 60, Nesseth's vehicle somehow crossed paths and collided with a westbound semi-truck.

Due to the collision, Nesseth sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Rachel Nesseth Semi-Truck Accident in Goodhue County

Rachel Nesseth Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Goodhue County, MN

There isn't a lot of information about what happened here, but my concern is people may be quick to jump to conclusions. Any crash involving a teenager can be tricky since folks are more likely to assume the teen driver did something wrong. It is common for teen drivers to make mistakes, certainly, but there could always be extenuating circumstances.

Tire blowouts, missing signage, mechanical defects, faulty brakes or seatbelts--likely or not, the victim's loved ones deserve to know they're getting the whole story. Whether or not authorities are taking those steps here remains to be seen, but experience tells me independent investigations are likely to be more thorough.


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