ST. JOSEPH -- A Cold Spring man was hurt when he lost control of his SUV and struck a power pole this morning.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says 76-year-old Russell Austreng was traveling on County Road 133 two miles north of St. Joseph when he left the roadway and sheared off a large power pole.

Austreng was taken by ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment.

His condition is unknown.