The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a Winthrop man was seriously injured in an accident near Winthrop on Friday morning. A Semi driven by 30-year-old Christopher Klossner of Sleepy Eye and a Chevy SUV driven by 36-year-old Eric Pagel of Winthrop were both traveling northbound on Highway 15 when the SUV stopped to make a left turn and was rear-ended by the semi. Pagel was taken to HCMC for life threatening injuries. The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office, Winthrop Fire Department and ambulance, and Mayo Aircare assisted at the scene.


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