Three people involved in a rollover crash Tuesday morning on County Road 17 just west of Eagle Lake were not hurt.
“The people were checked out at the scene and everybody seemed to be doing okay, so nobody was transported to the hospital,” said Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Captain Paul Barta, who added there were two children along with the driver inside the vehicle.
Barta said also said, ‘I think it’s a fair correlation to say that the weather and the icy road conditions are a factor in the events we’re seeing.”
Among those events, on Monday afternoon 44-year-old Matthew Ulman of Mankato man was killed in a crash on County Road 17 at County Road 12 and Barta explained, “We did have a conversation with County Highway, too, and they’re actively working to address, well, all of the county roads in the area but specifically County Road 17 as well. Trying to take some proactive measures to get some of that stuff figured out.”
In addition, Monday’s icy road conditions led to three south-central Minnesota crashes that involved semis.
Minnesota State Patrol says 37-year-old Elizabeth Marti was hospitalized after her SUV collided with a tractor-trailer on an exit ramp at Highways 14 and 22 just before 1:00 p.m. She is expected to recover. The truck driver wasn’t hurt.
Near St. James, state patrol says 65-year-old Cindy Storm suffered non-life threatening injuries after her vehicle spun out on Highway 60 and she ended up in the median. Shortly after, troopers say a gust of wind caught a semi-trailer and propelled it into her vehicle. The truck driver was uninjured in the crash, which occurred just after 2:00 p.m.
Troopers say 35-year-old Cory Hanson was hospitalized in Blue Earth after his SUV collided with a big rig on Highway 169. His injuries were termed non-life threatening and the driver of the semi was uninjured. It happened just after 3:30 p.m.