3 April 2022
Silver Lake Fire Chief Dale Kosek struck an accident victim at a crash scene Saturday on Hwy. 7 in Hale Township, just east of Hutchinson, Minn.
According to the State Patrol, 28-year-old Rhiannon Autumn Phillippi, of Hutchinson was taken to North Memorial Health Hospital with life-threatening injuries. She had crashed on Hwy. 7 about 10 miles east of Hutchinson and had sustained injuries before she was struck by an emergency vehicle driven by Kosek, 62.
The patrol did not say what led up to the crash but reported dry road conditions at the time.
Kosek is Silver Lake’s public works director as well as fire chief.