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Update: Ellsworth man dies of injuries suffered Saturday; driver awaits charges

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A 20-year-old Ellsworth man died Sunday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, some 30 hours after he was thrown or fell from a car driven by an alleged drunk driver in the village at 2:42 a.m. Saturday.

Nicholas Rhiel of Ellsworth was found unconscious early Saturday on the street in the area of Kruger Lane and Anika Court on the southeast side of town.

He was transported by ambulance to River Falls Area Hospital, then flown to Regions, where he later died.

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