54-year-old Caledonia man killed in crash

A total of six fatalities were recorded on Minnesota roads in 24 hours this past weekend, one of which included Dennis Twite, 54, of Caledonia. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at about 4 p.m. Friday, May 31 a semitrailer truck’s trailer crossed the centerline of Hwy. 76 in Houston County and struck an oncoming pickup truck driven by Twite.

“Sadly, it’s not uncommon to see deadly periods like this in the summer,” said Donna Berger of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. “It’s our role as motorists to make these crashes and resulting tragedies uncommon by driving focused, driving at safe speeds and being buckled up.”

The other fatalitites included: Leroy Moyer, 72, of Elk River; Tyson Raitz, 35, of New Ulm; Cynthia Zillmer, 57, of Foley;   Lila Spike, 77, of Maple Lake; and a 63-year-old female.