Rural Austin man dead in UTV rollover-type accident late Saturday evening

One man died and a woman was injured following a UTV rollover-type accident in Freeborn County late Saturday evening. 

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office reported that the incident occurred at 11:07 p.m. Saturday evening in the area of 180th St. and 780th Ave.  Authorities stated that 65-year old Steven Reese of rural Austin lost control of the UTV and swerved into a ditch along 180th St. in Albert Lea, where the vehicle then rolled over.  

Reese later died from his injuries and his wife, 70-year old Elgene Van Dyk of rural Austin, who was a passenger on the vehicle was injured and was taken to Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Albert Lea for treatment.  

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Mayo Ambulance, and the Albert Lea Fire Department at the accident scene late Saturday evening.