Benson Car Crash Kills Murdock Man 05 Dec 17


Slick road conditions are cited in the death of a Murdock man, following a two-vehicle car crash in Benson yesterday afternoon.
The State Patrol reports, at 12:43 p.m., 81-year-old Loretta Ruth Urke of Murdock was leaving 19th Street, merging onto Highway 12, when she was hit by 42-year-old James Michael Timm of Granite Falls.
Timm wasn’t hurt, and Urke’s injuries were minor, but her passenger, 87-year-old Alfred Orlando Urke was taken to the Swift County-Benson Hospital, where he later passed away.
All three were wearing their seatbelts.


  • allen e anderson

    Alfred Orlando Urke, 87, of Murdock, Minn., was killed shortly before 1 p.m. Monday in Benson