Gary Vogt Killed in Crash with Overturned Semi-Truck on Hwy 212 near Glencoe, MN
Glencoe, MN — October 3, 2022, 72-year-old Gary Vogt died in a collision with an overturned semi-truck on Highway 212 near Glencoe.
Authorities say the incident happened around 4:15 a.m. along Highway 212 just outside town. Preliminary investigation suggests 53-year-old Timothy Millhouse was driving a commercial truck east on the highway when he lost control for unknown reasons. The truck ran into the median and overturned in the westbound lanes. Shortly afterward, Vogt's westbound pickup truck approached and crashed into the big rig.
Vogt was fatally injured in the collision. Millhouse was reportedly unhurt.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Gary Vogt Accident in Glencoe
It sounds from reports like this crash was essentially due to a big rig being somewhere it shouldn't be--overturned across a highway's travel lane in the dark. Obviously one of the first big details to learn is exactly how and why it ended up there; jumping to any conclusions about driver mistakes or vehicle failures would be a mistake before clear facts and evidence can tell the real story.
Depending on what investigators learn about what sent the truck through the median, though, the result of that is a multi-ton roadblock in the victim's path. That clearly had terrible consequences, so there may be questions of accountability to resolve with that truck driver and his employer.
Here's where things get tricky, though: Trucking companies are known for refusing to accept any liability for damage their drivers cause right up til the moment that overwhelming evidence leaves them no choice. No matter how damning reports may seem, the company's likely to have some tricks up its sleeve to help it dodge liability. It's important that victims and families know what might lie ahead should they try to get answers or help after an accident like this one. Click below to learn more.