MANKATO, Minn. (AP) A star track athlete at Minnesota State University in Mankato has died in a highway crash with a semi.
The State Patrol says 22-year-old Jeffrey DeCock was killed in a collision on Highway 14 near his hometown of Lamberton on Tuesday. The patrol says the semi was attempting to turn onto a gravel road when the collision occurred.
DeCock was a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference champion in the high jump. He had qualified for the NCAA Division II national meet last year and placed first at the NSIC Indoor Championships.