Driver dies after entering construction zone, hitting tractor truck

The fatal collision happened Friday afternoon.
Publish date:
Freightliner tractor truck

A driver died in western Minnesota on Friday after he drove into a construction zone and struck a tractor-trailer.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident was reported at 4:39 p.m. Friday, and involved a Nissan Murano heading eastbound on Highway 28 in Stevens County, west of Morris.

A 1997 Freightliner tractor truck was "completing agricultural work" in the construction zone, per the State Patrol, when the Murano entered the area, "fishtailed" and collided with the truck.

Killed in the crash was 69-year-old driver Abdi Muhamud Juma, while a 21-year-old passenger, Kamil Mohamud Jama, was taken to Sanford Hospital in Fargo with life-threatening injuries.

The State Patrol says neither of them was wearing a seat belt. Nobody was injured in the Freightliner.

Note: Details provided in this story are based on the police's latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

Next Up

ballot voting vote

Appeals court changes rules for MN absentee ballots received after Election Day

Pending a further challenge, votes received after 8 p.m. on Election Day may not be counted.

Donald Trump

Confusion over where Trump campaign rally will be held Friday

It sounds like it'll be held at the airport in Rochester.

Screen Shot 2020-10-29 at 3.19.05 PM

This video of the Lowry Hill Tunnel walls being cleaned is oddly satisfying

The tunnel will be closed overnight Thursday for cleaning.

gray wolf

Gray wolf removed from the endangered species list

A decision on whether they can be hunted in Minnesota will come later.

covid saliva test

Minnesota opening its 7th saliva testing location in St. Paul

The tests are free and open to anyone regardless of if they have symptoms.

pete stauber - qunn nystrom CD8

Election 2020 preview: Minnesota's 8th Congressional District

It's a race between incumbent Rep. Pete Stauber and Democratic challenger Quinn Nystrom.

coronavirus, covid-19, icu

Minnesota's COVID-19 hospitalizations increase by 27.5% in 24 hours

Bring Me The News confirmed that the dramatic increase is not a numbers error.

fire, flames

Lives saved as passerby, city workers rescue from 3 from Golden Valley fire

The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the fire Wednesday morning.

Caribou Coffee Holiday 2020

Caribou Coffee rolls out holiday cups, menu early

The holiday season is underway at some Twin Cities stores, with a nationwide rollout planned for Nov. 5.


Pedestrian dies at Regions Hospital after being struck by driver

The collision happened in St. Paul on Friday evening.

18-year-old dies in crash involving MnDOT truck, semi

The crash happened Monday afternoon in Stevens County.

Motorcyclist dies after hitting moose in northern Minnesota

The collision happened Saturday afternoon in Koochiching County.

Teenage passenger killed in collision with tractor

It happened in northern Minnesota on Friday morning.

Pedestrian dies two days after being hit by driver in Minneapolis

The 64-year-old died at Hennepin County Medical Center.


Motorcyclist dies in Minneapolis after leaving road, hitting tree

It happened in north Minneapolis Thursday afternoon.


Blown tire causes dump truck to veer across road, resulting in fatal crash

The incident happened near Alexandria Friday afternoon.

Driver dies when dump truck crashes in Rosemount

The crash happened on Saturday afternoon.