66-year-old Faribault bicyclist dies from injuries in collision with pickup truck

A 66-year-old man has died from injuries suffered from a collision involving a pickup truck in southern Minnesota.

According to Blue Earth County, on Tuesday deputies were dispatched to the Sakatah Trail crossing of Blue Earth County Road 189 east of Madison Lake for a personal injury accident involving a bicycle rider.

A pickup truck heading south on County Road 189 collided with a bicyclist crossing the road heading west.

The driver of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado was uninjured and identified as 57-year-old Sean Baggott, of Mankato. The bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries and was identified as 66-year-old Earl Pofahl of Faribault. Pofahl was airlifted from the scene but died later that evening.

The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office with assistance from the Minnesota State Patrol.