Although still under investigation, slippery roads probably caused a head-on crash on the north edge of Frost.
Faribault County deputies were dispatched to 470th Avenue around 11 a. m. on Monday and found a semi-tractor pulling a trailer loaded with grain had collided with a cargo van.
When deputies arrived on the scene, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release, they found the semi-tractor and trailer on its driver side in the west ditch.
The front of the semi-tractor sustained severe damage and the trailer was also damaged causing grain to spill out into the ditch.
Firefighters reportedly assisted the driver of the semi-tractor, 28-year-old Nathan Skallerup of Dakota, Minn., out of the cab into an ambulance.
Deputies reportedly found the cargo van, which sustained severe front-end damage, on its passenger side in the east ditch. The van’s engine was located several yards away from the vehicle in the ditch.
The driver of the van, 28-year-old Kevin Perez of Sioux Falls, S.D., was removed from the van by medical personnel and loaded into an ambulance.
Both men suffered injuries and were transported to United Hospital District Hospital in Blue Earth.
According to authorities, poor road conditions were a factor in the crash. Road crews spent about seven hours cleaning up the crash scene.
Assisting the Sheriff’s Office were the Frost Ambulance and Fire Department; Blue Earth Fire Department; United Hospital District Ambulance; Minnesota State Patrol; and the Faribault County Highway Department.