Man dies in accident

KASOTA TOWNSHIP — A fatal accident occurred at 2:22 p.m. Thursday on Highway 99, east of County Road 21, Kasota Township, Le Sueur County.

An unidentified 60-year-old man died in a crash that involved a 2007 Nissan Frontier.

The Nissan was traveling west on Highway 99 when the driver lost control and entered the ditch where the vehicle collided with a tree.

The road was covered in snow and ice.

A passenger, Margie Ann Okoneski, 55, of St. Peter, sustained a life-threatening injury and was taken to a Mayo facility in Mankato.

The Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office, St Peter Police, Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office, Alina Ambulance and Gold Cross assisted at the scene.