An Austin man was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 90 in Mower County Thursday morning
The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a 2005 Peterbuilt tractor being driven by 64-year old Lenoard Jay Winter of Kilkenny, Minnesota and a 2022 Chevy Equinox being driven by 43-year old Nicholas Robert Smith of Austin were both eastbound on Interstate 90 near milepost 201 at approximately 6:53 a.m. Thursday morning when the two vehicles collided.
Smith suffered non-life threatening injuries in the accident, and he was transported to Mayo Clinic/St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester for treatment, while Winter was uninjured. The State Patrol reported that the road was covered in snow and ice at the time of the accident, and they noted that both parties were wearing their seatbelts.
The Mower County Sheriff’s Office and the Grand Meadow Fire Department both assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene Thursday morning.