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Beldenville man in 'fair' condition after Hager City-area crash

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Mayo One crew members load a person onto the helicopter after a crash on Highway 63 at 830th Street in the town of Trenton. Anne Jacobson / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 3
Traffic backed up for about an hour on Highway 63 after a crash that left at least one person injured. Anne Jacobson / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 3

Authorities on Tuesday identified a Beldenville man as the person who was airlifted from the scene of a two-vehicle crash in the town of Trenton.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said Todd L. Johnson, 50, was extricated from a 2000 Chevy pickup before being airlifted to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. A hospital spokeswoman said he was in fair condition on Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies said the crash occurred at 3:14 p.m. Monday on Highway 63 when a 2002 Dodge pickup driven by Kevin D. Jonas, 54, was waiting to turn from the highway onto 830th Street. That’s when the Jonas’ truck was rear-ended by Johnson, according to a news release.

Jonas, of Hager City, was not injured, deputies said.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by firefighters from Ellsworth and Red Wing, Hager City first responders, Red Wing ambulance and Mayo One.

The crash remains under investigation.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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