Clear Lake man injured

Sherburne County Sheriff's Department

 

A Clear Lake man was injured after crashing head on with a combine Saturday Oct. 26. The accident occurred on Sherburne County Road 8, just east of Highway 24 in Clear Lake Township. According to Sheriff Joel Brott, John Podany, 87, was driving his minivan east on County Road 8, while Nathan Tesmer, 37 also of Clear Lake, was operating a John Deere Combine travelling west on the shoulder/ partial traffic lane of County Road 8 at about 1:30 p.m. When the two vehicles met, they struck partially head on. Podany was transported by air to HCMC where he remains in fair condition.

No arrests were made and the cause of the crash remains under investigation. Also assisting were medics from Gold Cross Ambulance and the Clear Lake Fire Department. Tesmer was uninjured in the crash. 

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