The Minnesota State Patrol has cited alcohol in a crash that sent a St. Peter man to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

The single-vehicle crash happened at 2:29 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Highway 169 between Le Sueur and St. Peter, in Lake Prairie Township.

The patrol crash report says 63-year-old Mark William Hagelberger was driving a pickup northbound on the highway when it left the roadway, entered the median, and struck several signs.

Hagelberger was transported to a healthcare facility in Le Sueur with non-life threatening injuries.  The patrol says alcohol was detected in his system.

It’s unknown whether Hagelberger was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the report.


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