Semi Driver Injured in Crash Near Pine Island
Pine Island, MN (KROC-AM News) - While there were numerous reports of crashes and spin-outs this morning after an icy mix left a slick coating on many roadways in southeastern Minnesota, the sun was shining and the pavement was wet when a semi-truck and a pickup were involved in a crash on Highway 52 near Pine Island.
The State Patrol says the man driving the pickup was entering northbound Highway 52 just north of Pine Island when his vehicle collided with a semi-truck, which then jackknifed and blocked both northbound lanes of the busy highway. The truck driver, 65-year-old Allen Mccolman of Carver, was transported by ambulance to St. Mary's hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the pickup, 82-year-old Loren Olson of Mazeppa, was not injured in the crash, which occurred just after 12 noon.