SPRING VALLEY — Donnie James Simonson, 69, of Grand Meadow, was injured Friday when he crashed his moped.

Simonson was riding north on U.S. Highway 63 near Spring Valley on a 2004 Honda moped at about 6:22 p.m. Friday when a 2008 Chevy Malibu driven south on Highway 63 by Mikenzie Jean Krier, 20, of Plainview, turned east on Tracy Road. Simonson laid down the moped to avoid a crash, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. There was no contact made between vehicles.

Krier was not injured, the report stated. Simonson was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital–Saint Marys with non-life threatening injuries. No updates on his condition were available. 

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

Regional Reporter

Brian Todd is a 1997 graduate of Nebraska-Omaha. He covers Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona and Houston counties and writes a weekly column about the life of a reporter.