Sunday, July 12, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Dodge Center man dies from winter storm crash

Robert Mast, age 51 of Dodge Center, passed away after he collided with a car head-on in Byron Wednesday afternoon.

Mast was driving west on County Road 34 just before 4p.m. when he went to pass another vehicle on the road. He ended up colliding head-on with a truck going east on that road, according to Olmstead County Sheriff's office.

Mast collided with a Pomp's Tire Service truck as he was driving a Saturn SL. The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries.

According to authorities, Mast was trapped in his vehicle, and had to be extricated by the Byron Fire Department. Mast was alert an conscious on scene, and was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys Campus, where he later died from his injuries.

The Sheriff's Offices says roads were slushy at the time, but they're not certain if weather played a factor in the crash.

There's no suspicion of drugs or alcohol involved.  

Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times

411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent

121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing

121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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