Wright County Woman Killed in Thursday Afternoon Crash

The two-vehicle crash along County Road 35 west of Buffalo also injured two men, including one from Becker.

The Wright County Sheriff's Office was notified of a 2 vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 35 West and County Road 6 Southwest in Middleville Township (west of Buffalo) around 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.

The initial investigation indicates that a 2012 Ford F-150 pick up truck, being driven by Paul Urwin, 40, of Montrose was southbound on County Road 6 when it collided with a 2002 Dodge Caravan, being driven by Warren Gammel, 59, of Becker. There is a stop sign for westbound traffic at that intersection.

A passenger in the Dodge, Barbara Cochran, 45, of Cokato was transported to Allina Hospital in Buffalo by ambulance where she was pronounced dead. Cochran was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident.

Urwin and Gammel also went to the hospital for minor injuries. Howard Lake Fire, Howard Lake Ambulance and Allina Ambulance assisted at the scene.  

The accident remains under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff's Office.


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