Austin man injured in Monday car accident
Published 7:53 am Thursday, June 14, 2018
An Austin man was airlifted to Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus-Rochester for non-life threatening injuries after a car accident in Steele County.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol accident report, the accident occurred at about 3:49 p.m. on Monday on Highway 218 near Steele County Road 3 in Aurora Township.
William Charles McAlister, 22, of Austin was driving southbound on Highway 218 in a 2009 Chevy Express Cargo Van when he was struck head on by a 2016 Ford Fusion that crossed the center lane while heading northbound.
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The Steele County Sheriff’s Office, Blooming Prairie Police, Fire and Ambulance and North Ambulance and Aircare all responded to the scene.
McAlister suffered non-life threatening injuries and was airlifted to Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus-Rochester by Mayo 1.
The driver of the Ford Fusion, Gary Michael Wenci, 47, of Owatonna also suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus-Rochester via North Aircare.
Both men were wearing seatbelts.