Blooming Prairie, MN (KROC-AM News) - An Austin man and his young son were the victims of Friday morning’s traffic wreck near Blooming Prairie. 

The State Patrol identified the victims as 43-year-old Karl Erickson and his 9-year-old son Elijah.

The State Patrol says Erickson was southbound on Highway 218 when his vehicle crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a van driven by 79-year-old Paul Ingvaldson of Blooming Prairie. He was taken to St Mary’s with serious injuries and was reported in serious condition Saturday morning.

The wreck happened at 6:45 a.m. a mile north of Blooming Prairie.