Update: 20-year-old in critical condition, not dead, after crash

Published 10:45 pm Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Minnesota State Patrol has corrected a crash report, saying a 20-year-old is in critical condition, and not dead as it originally reported.

The report available on the State Patrol’s media webpage states Steven D. Selvig, of Platte, S.D., remains in critical condition for serious injuries he sustained in a head-on collision Tuesday night on Interstate 35 near the Clarks Grove exit. The report posted earlier Wednesday stated Selvig had died.

The State Patrol gives little information other than to say it is a correction.

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Selvig was injured after he was struck in his 1997 Ford Taurus by a 2008 Ford pickup, driven by David A. Vanderploeg, 62, of Hollandale, that lost control and crossed the median into the southbound lanes.

The road was icy, and the report stated both men wore seat belts. No alcohol was detected.

The State Patrol is investigating.

It was one of several crashes involving injuries that emergency crews responded to on Tuesday as motorists dealt with slippery roads and blowing snow both in and around Albert Lea.

At 7:51 a.m., Albert Lean Amy Bohlen, 22, was driving northbound on Interstate 35 a mile south of the Trail’s Travel Center exit in a 2010 Honda Civic when she spun out and hit the rear duals of a 2009 Freightliner semi also headed northbound.

Bohlen’s passenger, Max Knudtson, 94, of Glenville, was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System of Albert Lea for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Bohlen and the semi driver, Steven D. Betts, 59, of Mansfield, Mo., were not injured. All three were wearing their seat belts.

At 11:07 a.m., an Iowa man was injured after he reportedly lost control of the semi he was driving and ran off the road north of Albert Lea.