Color Run race includes tribute to Cloquet man killed in crash


July 12, 2019

Five years ago, family and friends of Cole Drechsler came together at the Cloquet Rotary’s Color Run to walk for Cole, a bright and vibrant young man who had passed away three days before.

The 2013 Cloquet High School grad died as the result of injuries from a crash with an extremely drunk driver, Philip Bergerson, on July 11, 2015, on the Highway 61 Expressway between Two Harbors and Duluth. Cole died four days later while being treated for his critical injuries. The drunk driver was killed on impact.

That weekend Cole’s family — his two triplet brothers, Garrett and Trace, and paren...

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