Fatal Crash

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.

The crash was reported at 9:38 a.m.....   

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