Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Kasson man is fighting for his life after suffering severe injuries in a crash along Hwy. 14 in western Olmsted County

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He’s listed as the only occupant in the vehicle. The State Patrol responded to the crash shortly before 11:20 on Wednesday morning. 

The state crash report indicates a pick-up truck was traveling west on Hwy. 14 in rural western Rochester when the driver lost control and the pick-up went into a guardrail. 

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83-year-old Franklin Wendell Ness has been identified as the driver. He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with what are being described as life-threatening injuries. 

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The road was described as dry at the time of the crash. Ness was buckled up and not under the influence of alcohol, the report says. 

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The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, Rochester Fire Department and Mayo Clinic Ambulance also responded to the crash.

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