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Austin man injured in collision between his vehicle and a tow truck on U.S. Highway 14 in Olmsted County late Wednesday evening

An Austin man was injured in a collision between his vehicle and a tow truck on U.S. Highway 14 in Olmsted County late Wednesday evening.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a 2007 International tow truck being driven by 20-year old Devon Gunnar Parkin of Rochester was assisting a stalled vehicle on the side of the road at approximately 11:55 p.m. Wednesday evening when his vehicle was struck by a 2006 Nissan Sentra being driven by 28-year old Logan Paul Bergstrom Conley of Austin, which was eastbound on Highway 14 near milepost 233 in Dover Township at the time of the collision.

Conley suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Mayo Clinic/St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester for treatment, while Parkin was uninjured.  The State Patrol indicated that both men were wearing their seatbelts, and they added that alcohol was a factor in the accident.  

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, Eyota Ambulance and the Dover Fire Department all assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene late Wednesday evening.



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