Car Collides With Hay Wagon 29 Aug 11

A rural Good Thunder man has been charged with criminal vehicular operation and DUI after crashing into a hay wagon full of people Saturday night. Three people were injured when the car driven by 22-year-old Joshua Bateman crashed into the tractor pulling the hay wagon, and then the wagon, which had 17 people on it at the time. It happened at just before 10pm Saturday about 2 miles north of Good Thunder on Blue Earth County Road 35. Bateman and 2 of the hayride passengers were hospitalized with unidentified injuries, and have since been released. Bateman was then taken into custody.