St. Peter Man Injured 05 Apr 12

A 21-year-old St. Peter man remains hospitalized following a collision with a semi-truck Tuesday afternoon in rural Blue Earth County. Ryan Petchell was driving a 1995 Chevy Blazer southbound on Third Avenue in Lime Township north of Mankato when his vehicle collided with the trailer of a gravel truck exiting the SMC Quarry at just before 3pm. Petchell’s Blazer then rolled, and he had to be extricated from the vehicle before being taken to the Mankato Mayo Hospital. He is currently in stable condition. The driver of the gravel truck, 71-year-old James Legg of Henderson was not injured. Investigators say that speed was a factor in the crash.