A St. Paul man suffered life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 63 in Fillmore County early Sunday morning.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a 2015 Chevy Equinox being driven by 48-year old Winston Derryl Parson of St. Paul was southbound on Highway 63 at approximately 4:36 a.m. Sunday morning, and a 2018 Freightliner semi being driven by 63-year old Jerry Lee Nagel of Cresco, Iowa was northbound on the highway when the two vehicles collided near Fillmore County Road 14 in Bloomfield Township.
Parson suffered life-threatening injuries in the accident, and he was transported to Mayo Clinic/St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester for treatment, while Nagel was uninjured. The State Patrol indicated that Parson was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident while Nagel was, and they added that alcohol was a factor concerning Parson in the crash.
The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office, plus Spring Valley Fire and Ambulance all assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene early Sunday morning.