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Construction worker killed in pile-up on I-94 in Rogers

The incident was sparked when a truck was rear-ended as it slowed for traffic.
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A construction worker was killed on Tuesday when a truck-and-trailer spun into a construction zone after being rear-ended on I-94.

A Ford F150 was eastbound on I-94 in Rogers at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday when it slowed for traffic as it approached County Road 81.

It was rear-ended by a Kenworth truck as it slowed, and spun into the construction lane, striking two vehicles and two construction workers.

One of the workers, 59-year-old Vernon Hedquist of Pillager, Minnesota, was killed by the impact.

The other, 64-year-old Thomas Wood of Maple Grove, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Ford F150, a 30-year-old man from Minneapolis, was uninjured, as was the 47-year-old driver of the Kenworth truck, who is from Saint Paul Park.

The eastbound interstate was reduced to a single for around 4 hours while the scene was attended.

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