Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn issued a news release today detailing an accident reported at 10:12 this morning at Fairbanks Avenue and 185th Street West in Wells Township.  A pickup operated by Kris Thielbar, age 42 of Warsaw and a dump truck operated by Dennis Zeise, age 66 of Medford collided in the intersection.  The dump truck then rolled into the southwest ditch.

The Sheriff said upon investigating, Thielbar was northbound and Zeise westbound. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.  "Zeise was extricated from the dump truck and treated at the scene by emergency personnel before being transported by North Ambulance to Allina District One in Faribault with non-life threatening injuries.  His condition is stable.  Thielbar was treated for minor injuries at the scene but declined transport to the hospital."

The Minnesota State Patrol assisted the Sheriff’s Office at the scene as well.  Sheriff Dunn says at the conclusion of the news release,  "Charges pending upon the completion of the investigation."

Rice County Sheriff Vehicle -file photo