Second Person Identified in Fatal Beet Truck Crash

A Borup man has been identified as the second person killed in a pickup-sugar beet crash.

He is 33-year-old Federico Hernandez of Borup.

His passenger who was also killed was identified earlier as 23-year-old Ricardo Gutierrez also of Borup.

No alcohol was detected.

Authorities say Hernandez was behind the wheel of a pickup that crossed the center line and hit the beet truck head on near Felton on Monday night.

The beet truck driver was taken to Essentia with non-life threatening injuries.

Sergeant Mark Empting says in more than 18 years in law enforcement it’s the worst crash he’s ever seen.