Waseca, MN – A car crash in southern Minnesota claimed the life of a Rockford man on Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred five miles south of Waseca around 1:00 p.m.
52-year-old Ryan Uker of Rockford was driving northbound on Highway 13 in his Freightliner when he crossed the center line and caused a head on collision. The driver he struck was 31-year-old Zakary Massie of Northville, Michigan. Massie was driving south when his Dodge Ram was involved in the wreck.
Uker died in the crash and Massie was taken to the Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities were able to report that Massie was wearing his seatbelt, but they cannot confirm is Uker was.