Crash Near Westbrook Township Leaves One Dead

Thu 6-23-2022

(Westbrook Township)- A crash on Monday claimed the life of a Storden resident, Kent Erickson. Erickson was driving at the intersection of Cottonwood County Road 6 and 290th Street, near Westbrook. Reported at 9:45 am, Lee Schmalz of Westbrook drove a 1996 Buick Regal, which Erickson drove a 2011 Arctic Cat ATV.

The Buick was driving southbound on CR 6, while the ATV was westbound on 290th street. Both vehicles entered that intersection and the ATV was struck by the Buick. After both vehicles entered the ditch, Erickson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Cottonwood County Sheriff's Department and Westbrook Ambulance assisted at the scene.