Elderly St. James Man Injured 01 Aug 13

An elderly St. James man was seriously injured Wednesday morning when a Dodge Durango hit his ATV on Highway 4 in Watonwan County. It happened shortly after 9am at the intersection with 280th Street in rural St. James. 36-year-old Justin Thedens of Fairmont was driving the Durango northbound on Highway 4 when he collided with the eastbound ATV driven by 88-year-old Obert Blackstad. Thedens was not hurt in the crash, but Blackstad was airlifted to the Mayo Hospital in Rochester. His injuries are reportedly non life-threatening.