Driver dies after colliding with logging truck near Grand Rapids

The crash happened mid-morning Tuesday.
Publish date:

A Minnesota man was killed in a crash involving the SUV he was driving and a logging truck on the Iron Range. 

The crash happeend Tuesday around 10:15 a.m. on Hwy. 169 at County Road 450 north of Hill City, with the State Patrol reporting that 69-year-old Michael A. Brandt, of Deerwood, was driving a Ford Explorer north on Hwy. 169 when he crossed the center line and made contact with the left side of a southbound logging truck. 

Brandt died at the scene, the State Patrol said. The driver of the semi tractor, a 59-year-old Grand Rapids man, was not injured. 

No further information has been provided. 

Next Up

Brooklyn Center, protest, Daunte Wright

New police rules ban white supremacist affiliation, set policy for protest response

The new rules come as the Minnesota Legislature has failed to pass bills on such measures.


Light snow accumulations possible Sunday; 80 degrees Monday?

Where the snow falls, it could accumulate – mainly on grassy surfaces.


Teenage drivers involved in deadly head-on crash on Highway 55

The collision happened around 9:45 p.m. Thursday.

lake water

Man hanging onto overturned canoe rescued from northern MN lake

The man was taken to the hospital after suffering from hypothermic medical conditions.

police tape, crime scene

Man dies in Minneapolis shooting Thursday night

Police believe the victim and suspect were familiar with each other.


Pair escape uninjured as plane crashes moments after takeoff

It crashed about a half mile southwest of Faribault Airport.

Screen Shot 2021-04-22 at 4.12.50 PM

For The Week: Making cocktails at home? Here's how to do it right

Lindsay Guentzel's For The Week column features simple food and drink tips.

coronavirus, covid-19

Mayo Clinic study provides 'best guess' about pandemic's future in MN

Minnesota could be seeing decreasing numbers into the summer if the study is correct.

daunte wright funeral - siblings

Mourners remember Daunte Wright, plead for justice

Wright was killed by a now-former Brooklyn Center police officer on April 11.



Driver dies in single-vehicle rollover crash near Grand Rapids

The crash happened around 4:10 p.m. Thursday, April 16.

Truck, semi collide head-on near Brainerd, 1 dead

The crash happened on a county road in Crow Wing County.

Woman killed after being struck by car near Grand Rapids

The incident happened late Saturday evening.


Head-on crash in northern Minnesota leaves 1 dead, 1 critical

The collision happened mid-afternoon on Hwy. 2 near Grand Rapids.


Victim of dirt bike-truck collision ID'd as Andover 17-year-old

The crash happened Saturday afternoon in Anoka County.

Driver dies when dump truck crashes in Rosemount

The crash happened on Saturday afternoon.