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FedEx driver “started to fall asleep” before head-on crash in Carver County, state patrol said

Watertown, MN — Authorities in Carver County reported a FedEx driver was falling asleep when he crashed head-on into a pickup truck the evening of August 3, but both drivers are expected to survive.

The FedEx driver, a 27-year-old from Forest Lake, was heading east on Highway 7 in Watertown Township when he “started to fall asleep,” the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) said. His truck crossed the center line and hit a Dodge Ram heading in the opposite direction.

The 27-year-old was airlifted to North Memorial Health Hospital, but his injuries are not life-threatening, per the patrol. The Ram’s driver — a 32-year-old from Mound — suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, according to the MSP.

UPDATE: FREE Scheduled Walking Tours at the Wall That Heals Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Winsted

SPONSORED POST – UPDATE: Due to popular demand of the free guided walking tours at the Wall That Heals, coordinators have added additional times and dates to the schedule (see below).

The public of all ages are invited to attend FREE scheduled walking tours at the Wall That Heals Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Winsted at the Winstock Festival Grounds. Guided walking tours will take place with no reservations needed at the following scheduled dates/times:

Thursday, July 28 – 1p, 5p, & 7p
Friday, July 29 – 9a, 10a, 12p, 1:30p, 3p, 5:30p & 7p
Saturday, – 10:30a, 12p, 1:30p, 3p, 5:30p, & 7p
Sunday, – 9:30a & 11a

Contact Marv Ebensperger at (612) 203-3665 with questions or to schedule a group tour.

The Wall That Heals, a 3/4 scale version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, arrives at the Winstock festival grounds on Tuesday, July 26, with construction and volunteer meeting on Wednesday, July 27, and opens with free admission 24/7 from 2pm Wednesday July 27 through 2 pm Sunday, July 31.

CLICK HERE for complete information.

The Wall That Heals exhibit arrives in Winsted


The Wall That Heals, a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Wall and Mobile Education Center, has arrived in Winsted. The exhibit opened to the public Thursday, July 28, and remains open 24 hours a day through Sunday, July 31, at 2 p.m. The exhibit is free to attend and is available, rain or shine. People may attend singly or schedule a group tour.


New Germany man injured in three vehicle crash

A New Germany man was injured in a three vehicle crash in Silver Lake the evening of July 27.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) 44-year-old Michael Ford was taken to Glencoe Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

MSP reported the crash happened at the intersection of Highway 7 and McLeod County Road 2 just after 7 p.m.

No other injuries were reported.

Hutchinson man seriously injured in motorcycle crash near Alexandria

Alexandria, MN–A Hutchinson man suffered life-threatening injuries July 27 in a motorcycle crash near Alexandria. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, shortly before 7 p.m., 36-year-old Eric Tonn was riding eastbound on I-94 in Moe Township when he crashed. Tonn is being treated for his injuries at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Hutchinson man injured in motorcycle crash

A Hutchinson man was injured in a motorcycle crash the night of July 24 north of Hutchinson.
According to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, 19-year-old Ethan Johnston was transported to the hospital to treat unspecified injuries.
The sheriff’s office reported they responded to the County Road 7 and 206th Circle crash.
The crash happened just after 8 p.m.