Willmar man injured in three-vehicle crash, other drivers unharmed


— A 24-year-old


man was transported to CentraCare — Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar after suffering non-life-threatening injuries in a three-vehicle crash Monday near Lake Lillian.

Matthew John Stegeman was the only driver injured in the accident, despite a tire coming off a semi and striking a third vehicle, according to the

Minnesota State Patrol's

accident report.

Stegeman was driving a Freightliner box truck westbound on Minnesota Highway 7 as a Peterbilt semitractor, driven by Jerry Martin Costello, 48, of

Grove City

, was going eastbound. The two trucks collided east of the intersection with 60th Street Southeast, according to the accident report.

A wheel came off the semitractor and struck a passenger vehicle, driven by Judith Helene Jarnot, 54, of Columbia Heights. Jarnot was behind the semitractor when the crash occurred.

The crash was reported around 4:28 p.m. Monday near the intersection west of Lake Lillian.

All drivers were wearing their seat belts and alcohol was not a factor in the crash. Road conditions were dry.


Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office

, Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, Lake Lillian and CentraCare Ambulance and the


Fire Department assisted the Minnesota State Patrol at the scene.