1 injured in I-35 rollover

Published 11:34 pm Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Sheffield, Iowa, man was injured Sunday morning after two automobiles collided, causing one to roll over in the median on Interstate 35 near Albert Lea.

Michael Schroeder, 61, was transported to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester for injuries deemed not life-threatening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Schroeder was reportedly driving southbound on I-35 near milepost 10 in a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer when he lost control of the vehicle and spun in front of a 2015 Honda Accord.

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The Honda then struck the Trailblazer, sending it into the center median where it rolled, according to the State Patrol.

The driver of the Honda was listed as Gene Lightt, 62, of Denver, Iowa. Conditions were not documented for Lightt, his passenger or Schroeder’s passenger.

The crash took place at 10:40 a.m.

The Albert Lea Police Department assisted at the scene.

No alcohol was detected.