New Ulm Man Killed in Highway 14 Head-On Crash Identified

Geeks2U Leaderboard

(Courtland, MN) – Authorities have now identified the 41-year-old man killed in a car crash Wednesday morning on Highway 14 at Courtland.

The State Patrol says Michael John Reinarts of New Ulm suffered fatal injuries when his eastbound van collided head-on with a westbound pickup just before 8:00 am. Highway 14 was ice covered at the time of the crash. Reinarts’ airbag did deploy and he was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Reinharts’ passenger, 31-year-old Austin Allen Cooper of New Ulm, and the pickup driver, 68-year-old Charles Henry Elder of Mankato, were both taken to the New Ulm Medical Center. The State Patrol says the injuries to Elder and Cooper are non-life threatening.

The investigation into the details of the fatal crash is ongoing, but the preliminary findings indicate that Elders lost control of his pickup/trailer and crossed the centerline.

Assisting at the scene were Courtland Fire, Nicollet Fire, Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office and Allina Ambulance.

Click here to follow the NEW Southern Minnesota Today on Facebook.

Click here to follow the NEW @SoMnToday on Twitter.

(Copyright© 2018 Southern Minnesota Today. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Mogwai Leader 2