Driver in fair condition 05 Mar 12

The driver of a pickup that ended up in Watonwan County creek Friday afternoon is listed in fair condition as of Sunday night. The Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office says Tyler Nelson was driving a 1999 Chevy Silverado on 650th Avenue, crossed the center line, went into the ditch, hit two trees and ended up in a creek bed. Nelson was transported to North Memorial Medical Center with a broken leg and possibly other injuries. The accident drew two sheriff’s departments, five area fire departments, the Mountain Lake ambulance and the North Memorial Air Care helicopter. The cause is still under investigation.