Hayward Township, MN (KROC-AM News) - An Austin man was injured in a crash with a MnDOT snowplow Friday morning.

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The Minnesota State Patrol reports that 59-year-old James Schafer was traveling west on I-90 when the vehicle he was driving struck the rear of a snowplow that was actively plowing snow. The incident occurred near the Hayward rest area in Freeborn County just after 10 am.

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Schafer was transported to the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in Albert Lea with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the snowplow was identified as 30-year-old Casey Freden of Albert Lea. He was not injured.

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