An Austin man was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 90 in Winona County Wednesday evening.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven by 66-year old Rick Kim Nelson of Austin and a 2014 Subaru station wagon being driven by 30-year old Nathin David Voeller of Rochester were both traveling westbound on Interstate 90 at approximately 9:00 p.m. Wednesday evening when Nelson’s vehicle collided with the guardrail and came to a stop in the lane of traffic, where it was then struck by the jeep being driven by Voeller at milepost 244 in Utica Township.
Nelson sustained non-life threatening injuries in the accident, and he was transported to Winona Health for treatment, while Voeller was uninjured. The State Patrol reported that alcohol was involved in the accident concerning Nelson, and they added that both men were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.
The Winona County Sheriff’s Office, the Winona Police Department and Lewiston Fire, Ambulance and Police all assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene Wednesday evening.