A two-car collision Friday night on I-90 east of Fairmont claimed the life of a Granada man. 72 year-old Gary Roland Peterson of Granada was driving eastbound on I-90 in Rutland Township when his 1998 Buick Riviera collided with a 2016 Chevy Cruze, also eastbound, driven by 45 year-old Gerald Louis Stephan of Forest City, Iowa. Peterson, who was not wearing a seat belt, suffered fatal injuries in the crash at mile marker 106 in Rutland Township. Stephan, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System Fairmont with what the State Patrol termed non-life threatening injuries. The accident, reported at 9:52 p.m., was responded to by Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Granada Fire and Rescue, and Mayo Ambulance.
A second accident occurred just miles from the scene of the first incident early Saturday morning. A 22 year-old man from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Emmanuel Akot, was driving a 2006 Chevy Impala that left the roadway and rolled on eastbound I-90 near mile marker 103 in Rutland Township. Akot was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System Fairmont with non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol was a factor in the crash according to the report.