Authorities investigating one-vehicle accident

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Authorities believe alcohol may have contributed to an accident that resulted in a Wells man being air-lifted to a Rochester hospital.

Around 3:06 a.m. Sunday, Faribault County authorities responded to a report of a one-vehicle crash near 3742 600th Avenue, about three miles west of Kiester.

When deputies arrived on the scene they found a 2019 Equinox in the west ditch on its roof.

The driver, identified as 23-year-old Thomas Redig, was inside the vehicle and unresponsive.

According to authorities, Redig regained consciousness, was removed from the vehicle and given emergency care until the Mayo 3 helicopter arrived.

The vehicle reportedly left the roadway, authorities say, and entered the west ditch before hitting a field approach, rolling and coming to rest on its roof.

Redig did not sustained life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.

Also assisting at the scene were the Kiester Fire Department and ambulance. The accident remains under investigation.

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