Minnesota State-Mankato track star killed in highway crash

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.

The driver of the semi was not seriously injured.

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