An Austin man is killed in a crash by Blooming Prairie. According to the State Patrol, 27-year-old Keith Crape was southbound on Highway 218 when he collided with a northbound vehicle. After the collision, his vehicle caught fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The State Patrol says he was not wearing a seatbelt. The Patrol says it is unknown if alcohol was involved. The road conditions were listed as covered in snow and ice.
The driver of the other vehicle, 44-year-old Oscar Morales of Austin was taken to a hospital in Austin with non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt according to the Patrol.