State Patrol: 1 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries after Freeborn Co. accident

An Albert Lea man died and a female passenger in the vehicle suffered life-threatening injuries during a one-vehicle crash Thursday on Interstate-90.

Posted: Jan 11, 2019 6:42 AM
Updated: Jan 11, 2019 3:01 PM

UPDATE:  Elaine Lieb is listed in critical condition at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

FREEBORN COUNTY, Minn. - An Albert Lea man died and a female passenger in the vehicle suffered life-threatening injuries during a one-vehicle crash Thursday on Interstate-90.
The Minnesota State Patrol said 76-year-old William Studer suffered an unknown medical emergency and drove a 2002 Honda CRV off the roadway at around 3:32 p.m. Studer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle continued through a farm field before vaulting over Freeborn County Rd. 30, according to MSP. The vehicle continued, going over Freeborn County Rd. 46 before it rolled multiple times. The female passenger, 80-year-old Eliane Lieb, of Albert Lea, was ejected from the vehicle and was taken via ground ambulance before being flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.
The accident occurred on I-90 east of Hayward.

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