Man suffers heart attack, crashes vehicle into a tree

Published 10:26 am Monday, December 19, 2016

An Albert Lea man was saved Friday after he reportedly suffered a heart attack and his vehicle crashed into a tree.

Timothy Borst, 63, was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea after CPR was performed on him by Albert Lea firefighters at the scene, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office.

Email newsletter signup

Borst was driving a Pontiac Grand Am on Freeborn County Road 46 just west of Albert Lea, when he reportedly suffered the heart attack. He reportedly lost control of the vehicle, and the Grand Am exited the roadway to the south, going through a fence and continuing through a field until it struck a tree at about 11:30 a.m., according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The rear of the vehicle started on fire after it hit the tree.

Names released in crash

The name of the Austin man injured Friday in a crash in Freeborn County has been released.

Erick Lee, 30, was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin with a possibly broken knee. He was later transported to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. His condition is unknown.

A semi was driving south on Freeborn County Road 26, when it became stuck in the intersection with Freeborn County Road 46 and was struck by a SUV traveling east driven by Lee, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were dispatched to the crash at 4:05 p.m.

The driver of the semi, Phillip Christopher Wallace, 47, of Ranger, Texas, was not injured in the crash.

He was cited for failing to yield in a right of way.

The SUV was deemed a complete loss.

About Sam Wilmes

Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

email author More by Sam