Glencoe man killed in crash with semi was former fire chief

The man killed in a crash Monday afternoon in McLeod County was a former fire chief in Glencoe.

Gary Lester Vogt, 72, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened at 4:13 p.m. on Highway 212 just outside of Glencoe.

Vogt served as fire chief in the City of Glencoe for 2o years, from 1978 to 1998.

“It is with extremely heavy hearts that we offer our condolences on the passing of retired Glencoe Fire Chief Gary Vogt,” the Glencoe Fire Department said on Facebook.  The fire department said Vogt had a “kind heart and humorous personality.”

The Minnesota State Patrol says a Peterbilt semi driven by Timothy Lowell Millhouse, 53, of Ellendale, was eastbound on Highway 212 when it entered the median and tipped over in the westbound lanes of traffic. Vogt Ford Ranger, which was westbound on Highway 212, collided with the semi.

Millhouse wasn’t injured.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.  Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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