Brownsdale man involved in two vehicle accident in rural Olmsted County Friday morning

An accident between a semi and a pickup in rural Olmsted County Friday morning sent one person to the hospital.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the accident occurred just before 11:30 a.m. Friday morning on Highway 30 at County Road 8. A Freightliner semi driven by 62-year old Troy Edwin Patrick Kennedy of Pine Island was southbound on Highway 30/County Road 8 when he collided with a northbound pickup driven by 30-year old Anthony Joshua Eddington of Brownsdale.

Eddington suffered what were  described as non-life threatening injuries and was transported by air ambulance to Mayo Clinic/St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Kennedy was uninjured.  

The State Patrol reported that road conditions were wet at the time of the accident, and they added that both parties involved in the accident were wearing their seatbelts.  The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, Rochester Fire Department, Stewartville Fire Department, and Mayo Clinic Ambulance all assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene.

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