A Mankato man was killed in an icy crash on County Road 17 near County Road 12 in the Eagle Lake area Monday afternoon.

Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Captain Paul Barta says it appears 44-year old Matthew Ulmen’s car crossed the center line and hit a pickup driven by 62-year old Neil Grunzke of Wells. Ulmen was pronounced dead at the scene and Neil Grunzke was uninjured.

Barta adds that weather  and icy road conditions are believed to have been a factor. The crash remains under investigation by the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office and MInnesota State Patrol.