Driver dies after crashing into tree off of Interstate 35 in Pine County

It happened just before 7 p.m. Sunday.
Author:
Publish date:

Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that happened on Interstate 35 in Pine County Sunday evening. 

The single-vehicle crash happened around 6:50 p.m. on I-35 in Mission Creek Township, with the Minnesota State Patrol reporting that the driver of a 2019 Chevy Cruz was traveling south on the interstate when he left the roadway and crashed into a tree. 

The 82-year-old driver, identified as Donald A. Welter, of Pine City, was transported to North Memorial Health Hospital but did not survive his injuries. 

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and road conditions were dry at the time, the State Patrol said. 

Twenty-four people have died on Minnesota roads so far in 2020. That number is down from 33 fatalities at the same time in 2019, per the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 9.55.05 PM

Small plane lands on northbound I-35W in Twin Cities

A large police presence is at the scene.

Plainview

Judge orders Minnesota gym that defied shutdown to close

Attorney General Keith Ellison sued the gym after it remained open.

montana cutbank

Charges: Man shot victim 'without provocation' using sawed-off shotgun

The incident happened on Nov. 24 in Ten Lake Township, located in Beltrami County.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Walz, first responders address Minnesotans

Some departments have been forced to shift staffing or suspend service due to COVID-19.

covid-19, coronavirus

CDC says COVID-19 quarantine period can be cut to 10 or 7 days

You can come out of a 7-day quarantine following exposure provided you've had a negative test.

maple grove fire

1 person found dead inside Maple Grove business that burned down

A person had been unaccounted following the fire that destroyed Hanson Implement and Storage Tuesday night.

One-dollar bill, cash, money

Appeals court rules MN high school students can get unemployment benefits

They've been denied the benefits, and some were even asked to pay them back.

covid-19, coronavirus

Dec. 2 COVID-19 update: 77 more deaths in Minnesota

The death toll is closing in on 3,700 in Minnesota.

City Pages

Fan creates City Pages archive, Star Tribune tells him to remove it

After word spread that the defunct newspaper's website would go down, a fan created his own copy. Then he got a cease and desist letter.

Adam Thielen

Vikings activate Adam Thielen off COVID-19/reserve list

The star receiver missed last week's victory over Carolina.

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 10.27.14 AM

Naked man shot by St. Paul cop is charged for sexual assault of ex-girlfriend

The 31-year-old suspect remains at Regions Hospital after being shot.

Related

ambulance

1 dead after high speed, rear-end crash on Interstate 35

The crash happened in Chisago County around 11:25 p.m. Friday.

ambulance

Both drivers die in head-on crash in Washington County

The crash happened south of Scandia just after 7:30 p.m.

Truck driver dies in crash on Interstate 94 in Stearns County

The crash happened near Melrose around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Driver dies after car goes airborne in Anoka County crash

The crash happened in Oak Grove around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Passenger dies in single-vehicle crash on I-90 in southeast MN

The crash happened just before 3:30 a.m. Monday.

ambulance

Semi drivers collide in fatal crash in central Minnesota

The crash happened just before 2 p.m. in Cass County.

Fatal crash involving cargo van, semi in the south metro

The crash happened at approximately 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.