Albert Lea man injured in accident between pickup and combine on Highway 65 in Freeborn County Monday evening

An Albert Lea man was injured in a two-vehicle accident involving a pickup truck and a combine on Highway 65 in Freeborn County early Monday evening.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported  that a 2015 Chevy Colorado pickup being driven by 72-year old John Gayhard Bolinger of Albert Lea and a 2009 Case-IH combine being driven by 24-year old Aaron Ellis Nasinec of Wells were both northbound on Highway 65 at approximately 5:24 p.m. Monday evening when the two vehicles made contact near trail road 517 in Albert Lea Township.

Bolinger suffered non-life threatening injuries in the accident, and he was transported to Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Albert Lea for treatment, while Nasinec was uninjured.  The State Patrol reported that Bolinger was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, and Mayo Ambulance, the Glenville Fire Department and the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office all assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene early Monday evening.