Meeker County Sheriff

(Dassel Township, Meeker County, MN)-- On Wednesday night at approximately 11:38 p.m. the Meeker County Sheriff's Office received a report of a one- vehicle rollover at the intersection of 728th Avenue and 220th Street in Dassel Township. Upon arriving deputies located the male driver holding an unresponsive female passenger. The driver was identified as 30 year old Austin Klinghagen, of Grove City, and the passenger was identified as 31 year old Lindsey Nystrom, of Dassel. Deputies determined Klinghagen drove through the intersection and off the road causing the vehicle to overturn. Nystrom was airlifted from the scene and flown to HCMC with serious injuries. Deputies determined Klinghagen was under the influence and he was arrested. He was booked in the Meeker County Jail pending formal charges for driving under the influence and criminal vehicular operation.

Assisting Deputies at the scene was Dassel Fire and Rescue, Mayo Ambulance, and Life Link III.