Dassel man seriously injured in rollover crash in Meeker County Saturday

An end-over-end rollover crash Saturday morning in Meeker County sent a Dassel man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries


FOREST CITY — A Dassel man was taken to St. Cloud Hospital with life-threatening injuries Saturday morning after a one-vehicle rollover northeast of Litchfield .

Austin Lee Hammerstad, 26, was thrown from his vehicle when it rolled at Minnesota Highway 24 and Meeker County Road 17 near Forest City.

According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol , Hammerstad’s 1999 Saturn sedan was traveling north on Highway 24. At County Road 17 the car ran off the left side of the road and rolled end over end several times.

Hammerstad was ejected from the car onto County Road 17. The vehicle landed on its roof blocking the county road.

According to the State Patrol report, Hammerstad was not wearing a seat belt.


The Meeker County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene.

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