Brownsdale, MN (KROC-AM News)- The State Patrol has identified the Rochester man who struck a tree with the SUV he was driving  Sunday morning. 

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The collision occurred near Austin in Mower County. It was reported shortly after 9:30 a.m. 

The updated state crash report identifies the SUV driver as 58-year-old Barrie Duane Wutschke. He hit the tree after leaving the northbound lane of Hwy. 56 through Brownsdale, which is about 10 miles northeast of Austin. 


Wutschke was taken to a hospital in nearby Austin with what are being described as non-life-threatening injuries. The report says he was buckled up and that alcohol was not involved in the single-vehicle collision


The Mower County Sheriff’s Office, Brownsdale Fire Department and Mayo Clinic Ambulance also responded to the crash.

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