Austin man injured in two-vehicle accident in Otter Tail County Saturday morning

An Austin man was injured in a two-vehicle accident in north-central Minnesota late Saturday morning.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that 27-year old Francis Paye Baipu, of Austin, and 22-year old James Ronald Berg, of St. Paul, were both westbound on Interstate 94 in Otter Tail County at approximately 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning  The State Patrol went on to report that Baipu was traveling at 40 to 50 miles per hour, while Berg was traveling at 70 mph when Berg crashed into the rear of Baipu’s car.

Baipu suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported  to the Fergus Falls Hospital for treatment. Berg was uninjured.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office and Ringdahl Ambulance assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene.