WELCH, Minn. — A 35-year-old Red Wing, Minnesota, man was killed early Sunday morning, Oct. 17, in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 61 in Welch Township.
The Minnesota State Patrol was called about 6:15 a.m. to a crash on northbound Highway 61 at County 18 Boulevard. A 2013 Buick Enclave was eastbound on Highway 61 and a 2014 Chevy Impala was westbound when the two vehicles collided.
The driver of the Chevy, 35-year-old Nathan Bradley Hase of Red Wing, was killed in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the Buick, 70-year-old Aaron Patton Ferguson, of Marion, Iowa, suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys. Ferguson was wearing a seat belt.
The Goodhue and Dakota County sheriff's offices responded to the crash as well as the Red Wing Police Department and Miesville and Red Wing Fire Department.