ST. STEPHEN -- A St. Joseph man is hurt after colliding with a piece of construction equipment.

The incident happened Wednesday on County Road 2, south of St. Stephen. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says Jerome Kowitz was driving his pickup through a construction zone and attempted to pass a Ziegler/Cat road scraper.

The Cat was making a U-turn when Kowitz came up on the ride side of the vehicle and the two collided.

The crash peeled off the driver's door of the pickup. Kowitz suffered minor injuries.

Authorities are reminding you to reduce your speeds in all construction zones and be alert of workers in the area.