FARIBAULT — A 27-year old man was killed in a head-on crash early Wednesday in Rice County when a van crossed the centerline and struck his vehicle.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Buick LeSabre driven by William Elmer Potter, 27, of Waterville was eastbound on Minnesota Highway 60 just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, when a westbound Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Andrew Joseph Stein, 40, of Cannon Falls crossed over the line and collided with the sedan. 

Potter was pronounced dead at the scene. Stein was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital–Saint Marys for life-threatening injuries, and was listed in fair condition Friday morning. 

The Rice County Sheriff's Office, Faribault Fire Department, and North Memorial Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Agri News Reporter

Noah joined the Post Bulletin staff in 2018 as a regional and Agri News reporter, and has covered Southeast Minnesota as regional and sports reporter since 2016. He enjoys talking to farmers, playing basketball and watching HBO.