BLOOMING PRAIRIE — One Austin man is dead and another injured after their vehicles collided in an early morning crash along Highway 218 in Dodge County on Friday, according to a report by the Minnesota State Patrol.
Keith Prescott Crape, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-car crash that occurred about 5:40 a.m. Crape was traveling south on 218 and was about a mile south of Blooming Prairie in the Westfield Township when his car, a Toyota Camry, collided with a GMC Acadia that was traveling north on the highway.
The Acadia was being driven by Oscar Agustin Perez Morales, 44, also of Austin. Perez Morales was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin with non-life-threatening injuries.
Crape’s Toyota caught fire following the crash, according to the patrol report.
Road conditions were listed as having snow and ice on them at the time of the crash, and Crape was not wearing a seatbelt when the incident occurred, the patrol reports.
The Steele County Sheriff’s Office, Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, and Mower County Sheriff’s Office assisted the state patrol at the scene.