On Monday, November 8, at approx. 4:13 p.m., Nicollet County deputies, along with the St. Peter Fire Department and Allina Ambulance were dispatched to a single motor vehicle crash near the intersection of Co. Rd. 15 and 403rd Avenue in Lake Prairie Township in Nicollet County.


A red Chevy Pickup driven by 51-year-old Jay Edward Hanson of rural St. Peter left the roadway, striking a power pole, snapping it off, which caused a minor grass fire. Hanson was transported to River’s Edge Hospital in St. Peter for minor injuries.


BENCO Electric responded and replaced the pole.


Alcohol or drugs is not suspected in the case.