Man dies after crash in Northwest Rochester

We are part of The Trust Project.

A 66-year-old Rochester man on Monday died after a one-vehicle accident in which the vehicle grazed a tree before colliding with a utility pole, according to Rochester Police Capt. John Sherwin.

Police were called to the scene at 41st Avenue Northwest near 16th Avenue, where they found Rodney Rustan unresponsive and without a pulse. First responders were able to get his pulse back, and transported him to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Mary, where he later died, Sherwin said.

First responders assumed it was a medical issue, rather than the road conditions, said Sherwin. An autopsy report will likely be released today.

Throughout Rochester, law enforcement responded to two other accidents with injuries, 21 accidents without injuries and at least six traffic assists, according to Sherwin.

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office responded to nine traffic assists, seven reports of property damage accidents and no accidents with injuries, according to Sheriff's Capt. Scott Behrns.

What to read next
Leafy greens are popping in area gardens. If you're not a big fan of kale, but still want the nutritional benefit, try adding some to a smoothie. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares a favorite green smoothie recipe that even some of the most kale-adverse people will like. Honest!
Only 7 percent of U.S. adults have optimal measures of health. But you can take steps to make your numbers better. In this Health Fusion column, Viv Williams explores a study about our nation's cardiometabolic health status. And she shares her own lifestyle lapses in judgement.
Experts warn that simply claiming the benefits may create paper trails for law enforcement officials in states criminalizing abortion. That will complicate life for the dozens of corporations promising to protect, or even expand, the abortion benefits for employees and their dependents.
Dear Mayo Clinic: I am 42 and recently was diagnosed with diabetes. My doctor said I could manage the condition with diet and exercise for now but suggested I follow up with a cardiologist. As far as I know, my heart is fine. What is the connection between diabetes and heart health?