HOLDINGFORD -- An Avon man was hurt after running over a tree that fell in the road due to high winds Sunday.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says 63-year-old Thomas Skudlarek was driving his motorcycle near the 15-thousand block of County Road 151 in Holding Township around 11:30 a.m. Skudlarek hit a tree that had fallen in front of him due to high winds.

He went into the ditch, hitting a sign and barbed wire fence. Skudlarek was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

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