FARIBAULT — A 27-year old man was killed in a head-on crash early Wednesday, July 10, in Rice County when a van crossed the centerline and struck his vehicle.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Buick LeSabre driven by William Elmer Potter, 27, of Waterville, was eastbound on Minnesota Highway 60 just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, when a westbound Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Andrew Joseph Stein, 40, of Cannon Falls, crossed over the line and collided with the sedan.

Potter was pronounced dead at the scene. Stein was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital–Saint Marys for life-threatening injuries, and was listed in fair condition Friday morning.

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