Semi, vehicle crash on I-90 sends Austin man to hospital

(ABC 6 News) – An Austin man was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a semi and vehicle crash on I-90 in Mower County early Thursday morning.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at approximately 6:53 a.m., a 2005 Peterbilt semi and 2022 Chevy Equinox were both traveling eastbound on I-90 when they collided at milepost 201 in Pleasant Valley Township between Dexter and Stewartville.

Nicholas Smith, 43, of Austin and the driver of the Chevy, was transported to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester with non-life threatening injuries. The extent of the injuries are unknown.

Leonard Winter, 64, of Kilkenny, MN, and the driver of the semi, was not injured.

MSP says the road was covered in snow/ice at the time. Both men were wearing seatbelts.

Mower County and Grand Meadow Fire Department both assisted at the scene.