Accident sends Nicollet Sheriff’s Deputy’s vehicle into ditch 11 Dec 17

A Nicollet County Sheriff’s Deputy’s vehicle was struck from behind Saturday night sending his vehicle into the ditch. Forty-five year-old deputy Steven Hlavac of North Mankato was traveling down Lee Boulevard in a Ford Explorer, stopping to turn left when his vehicle was hit from behind by a KIA SPC driven by a 16-year-old driver. According to the state patrol, two passengers and the deputy were taken to the Mankato hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The intersection was closed for hours as a reconstruction team analyzed the accident. No alcohol was detected.