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Austin Motorcyclist Airlifted Following I-35 Crash

Posted at: 04/08/2013 3:24 PM
Updated at: 04/08/2013 6:10 PM
By: James Wilcox

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Authorities say a motorcyclist has been airlifted to the hospital following a crash on Interstate 35 near Albert Lea.

62-year-old James Grunewald of Austin has been taken to St. Mary's in Rochester with serious injuries.

It happened around 3:00 Monday afternoon one mile south of Freeborn County Road 13. Grunewald was traveling northbound when he lost control and entered the median. He was thrown from the motorcycle. State Patrol says he was not wearing a helmet.

All lanes of Interstate 35 southbound are now open, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

(Photo: MGN Online)