• November 22, 2022

Melanee McKale Killed, Denis Zinke Injured in Semi-Truck Accident in Glenwood, MN

Glenwood, MN -- November 18, 2022, Melanee McKale was killed and Denis Zinke was injured due to an accident where a pickup and semi crashed.

Authorities with the Pope County Sheriff's Office said that the crash took place south of town along County Road 18 at around 12:00 p.m.

Melanee McKale Killed, Denis Zinke Injured in Truck Accident in Glenwood, MN

It appears that 52-year-old Melanee McKale was in the semi near the intersection of Selnes Road. Somehow, a collision occurred with a pickup truck driven by 44-year-old Denis Zinke. As a result of the crash, McKale sustained fatal injuries while Zinke's condition wasn't specified.

At this time, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Melanee McKale, Denis Zinke Semi-Truck Accident in Glenwood

There isn't a lot of information available about this crash, and frankly one doesn't often see the person in the commercial truck come out worse for wear. There may certain be a reasonable explanation for that outcome, but it concerns me that authorities may not be getting all the facts here. A deadly truck like this can be incredibly complex, and if officers don't have the right training or equipment, something important could easily slip through the cracks. Are steps being taken here to ensure that doesn't happen?

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