Winona, MN (KROC-AM News) - An elderly Winona man suffered severe injuries in a late-night crash in Winona.

The State Patrol says 79-year-old Richard Merchlewitz was driving east on Highway 14 when his car collided with a pickup that was traveling north on Highway 61 around 11:50 PM. Merchlewitz was transported by ambulance to a hospital in La Crosse with what were described as life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup, 30-year-old Alan Winstead of Minnesota City, was not injured. The State Patrol says both drivers were using seatbelts.

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