Southeast Minnesota Woman Hospitalized Following Crash
The State Patrol responded to the single vehicle crash shortly before 7:20 a.m. The crash was reported to have occurred at the intersection of Hwy. 218 and 22nd Ave. Northeast along the southern outskirts of Austin.
The state crash report indicates a pick-up was traveling north on the two-lane highway when it left the roadway and struck a culvert. The driver, identified as 44-year-old Shannon Kempe, was brought to a hospital in Austin with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries.
Kempe was buckled and not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, the report says. The Mower County Sheriff’s Office, Austin Fire Department and Mayo Clinic Ambulance assisted at the scene.