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Becker found dead at crash site

Jim Becker

Jim Becker speaks about the importance of community during the homecoming pep rally Friday afternoon.

James, "Jim," Becker, 48, of Britt was found dead at the scene of a one-vehicle crash in Kossuth County on Friday, Dec. 5, the Kossuth County Sheriff's Office said.

The cause of Becker's death is unknown and an autopsy will be performed, the sheriff's office said.

Becker was an assistant boys basketball coach at West Hancock High School and insurance businessman in Britt.

The high school basketball teams learned of Becker's death before the Dec. 5 games, athletic director and boys basketball coach Brian Peterson said.

 “It was hard,”  Peterson said. “I’m proud of the way our boys and girls teams responded. We really came together … the way people do in small communities.”

  A motorist reported Becker's car in a field. County deputies found Becker unresponsive, the sheriff's office said. 

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