The Free Press, Mankato, MN

July 31, 2013

St. James man hurt in crash


The Mankato Free Press

---- — ST. JAMES — An 88-year-old St. James man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday morning on Highway 4 in Watonwan County, the State Patrol said.

Obert N. Blackstad was in serious condition at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester Wednesday afternoon.

Blackstad was driving a 2009 Outlander east on 280th Street about 9 a.m. when the vehicle and a 2005 Durango collided.

Justin L. Thedens, 36, of Fairmont, the driver of the Durango, was not injured.