Austin, MN (KROC-AM News) - An early morning traffic crash near Austin sent a Mason City Iowa man to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment.

The State Patrol says the single-vehicle crash occurred shortly after 2:15 a.m. on Highway 56 a couple miles south of Brownsdale. The report on the incident says 36-year-old Eric Pehrson was headed south when his pickup went into the ditch, vaulted off a driveway, hit a tree, rolled and then struck a parked vehicle. When he was brought to the emergency room, Pehrson’s injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

The State Patrol says alcohol was not a contributing factor and the road condition was described as dry.

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