Authorities said an 82-year-old Houston man was killed in a one-vehicle crash south of Winona Monday.
Sheriff Ron Ganrude identified the victim as Lavern John Oevering the driver of a vehicle that was southbound on County Road 17 at the bottom of Witoka Hill.
The vehicle went out of control due to a snow covered roadway. A witness said Oevering went off the edge of the roadway, tried to bring it back on to the road, lost control, and went off the road and down a very steep embankment. It ended up in a creek bed.
Assisting the sheriff's department were the Minnesota State Patrol, Winona Area Ambulance, Wilson First Responders, and the Winona County SOAR Team.