Owatonna Man Injured In Head On Crash Monday Afternoon
An Owatonna man was injured after a head-on collision late Monday afternoon in Steele County.
The Minnesota State Patrol reports the accident happened on Highway 218 and Steele County Road 3.
The 47-year-old man from Owatonna, Gary Michael Wencl, was heading north when his 2016 Ford Fusion crossed the center line and struck a Chevrolet express cargo van head-on.
The driver of the cargo van was 22-year-old William McAlister of Austin. Authorities reported that McAlister was taken by Mayo 1 to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester with non-life threatening injuries.
Wencl was taken to St. Mary's Hosptial in Rochester with non-life threatening injuries.
Alcohol was not detected in either man, and both men were wearing their seatbelts.
Responding to the accident were the Steele County Sheriff's Office, Blooming Prairie Police, Fire and Ambulance, North Ambulance and Aircar, and Mayo 1.