Authorities ID Minn. Man Who Died 2.5 Miles from Stranded Car During Blizzard

Updated: 01/28/2014 11:42 AM
Created: 01/28/2014 11:12 AM
By: Megan Stewart

Authorities have identified the western Minnesota man whose body was found a few miles from his car during a blizzard.

Authorities said 55-year-old Gary Allen Kontz, of rural Stewart, had not been heard from since Sunday night.

According to the McLeod County Sheriff's Office, authorities received a report around 8:30 a.m. Monday of a man who was stuck in a car just south of the city of Stewart.

Authorities said Kontz was in a car on County Road 7 and 70th Street when the vehicle became stuck and he exited the vehicle.

His body was found approximately 2.5 miles from the vehicle, authorities said.

Blizzard condition warnings had been issued in the area.

Photo: KSTP/File

Minneapolis/St. Paul

27° | 22°
  • Feels like: 16° F
  • Wind: S 6mph
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Mon Mostly cloudy
    37° | 28°
  • Tue A few clouds
    36° | 26°
  • Wed Considerable cloudiness
    42° | 28°
  • Thu Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun
    30° | 15°