Single-vehicle Highway 15 injury crash involved alcohol, says patrol
A single-vehicle crash on Highway 15 Tuesday afternoon involved alcohol, according to the state patrol.
The crash happened at 3:23 p.m. in Cornish Township, which sits between Lafayette and Winthrop.
Michael Darrel Johnson, 57, of Lafayette, was transported to the New Ulm Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries following the crash, according to a state patrol crash report.
The report says Johnson was southbound on Highway 15 when he drove his pickup into a ditch and struck a utility pole.
Alcohol was detected in Johnson’s system, according to the patrol’s report, which also says it’s unknown if Johnson was wearing his seat belt.