On July 31 at about 9 a.m. Minnesota State Patrol responded to a two vehicle accident on Highway 4 at the 480th St. intersection. Assisting at the accident was the Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office.
Driver of vehicle one was identified as Justin Dens of Fairmont, Minn. According to reports, Den’s vehicle was traveling north on Highway 4 when it collided with vehicle two, driven by Obert Blackstad of St. James.
Dens was uninjured during the accident, but Blackstad sustained heavy non-life-threatening injuries. St. James Ambulance and the Mayo One helicopter responded to the scene.