STEARNS COUNTY - An Avon man was taken to the hospital after a two vehicle crash near St. Joseph on Thursday morning.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened at about 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 75 and County Road 3.

A car driven by 34-year-old Gerard Hansen of Avon was traveling east on County Road 75 behind a UPS semi driven by 42-year-old Larry Read of Buffalo.

Road conditions were icy and when the vehicles reached the intersection, Hansen was unable to stop and hit the back of the semi.

Hansen was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for his injuries and has since been released.