A 41-year-old New Ulm man died Wednesday of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash earlier that day on an icy highway in south-central Minnesota's Nicollet County, according to the State Patrol.
Michael J. Reinarts died at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he was taken after the 2008 Chevrolet Express van he was driving collided with a 2009 Ford pickup at 7:59 a.m. on Hwy. 14 in Courtland Township.
A passenger in Reinarts' vehicle, Austin A. Cooper, 31, of New Ulm, suffered noncritical injuries and was taken to the New Ulm hospital, as was the pickup driver, Charles H. Elder, 68, of Mankato.
All three men were wearing seat belts and alcohol was not a factor, the patrol said. Hwy. 14 was snow- and ice-covered at the time.