On Monday, shortly after 11am, the Faribault County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a head on crash on 470th Ave, on the north edge of Frost.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a 1996 Kenworth semi tractor, pulling a trailer loaded with grain, on its side in the west ditch, with severe damage to the front of the tractor. The trailer was also damaged, causing grain to spill out into the ditch. The driver of the semi, 28 year old Nathan Skallerup, of Dakota, MN, had to be assisted out of the cab by firefighters.
Deputies also located a 2021 RAM PRO cargo van on its passenger side in the east ditch. The cargo van also sustained severe front end damage, with the engine being located several yards away from the vehicle. The driver of the van, 28 year old Kevin Perez of Sioux Falls, SD, was removed from the van by medical personnel.
Both drivers were transported to UHD in Blue Earth with injuries.
Poor road conditions were a factor in the crash and road crews were on the scene for approximately 7 hours cleaning up the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
Assisting at the scene were the Frost Ambulance, Frost Fire Department, Blue Earth Fire Department, UHD Ambulance, Minnesota State Patrol and the Faribault County Highway Department.