Austin man injured in one-vehicle accident on Highway 56 in Mower County Friday morning

An Austin man was injured in a one-vehicle, rollover-type accident on Highway 56 in Mower County Friday morning.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a 2000 Ford Ranger pickup being driven by 34-year old Jonathan Victor Severson of Austin was southbound on Highway 56 at approximately 8:06 a.m. Friday morning when his vehicle left the snow and ice-covered roadway and rolled into the ditch near 250th Street in Red Rock Township. 

Severson suffered non-life threatening injuries in the accident, and he was transported to Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin for treatment.  The State Patrol indicated that Severson was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, and the Mower County Sheriff’s Office, plus Mayo Ambulance both assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene Friday morning.