Driver killed in crash between semis on I-35W in Burnsville

The crash happened just south of the Burnsville Parkway exit.
Author:
Publish date:

An 82-year-old driver died in a crash on Interstate 35W in Burnsville Sunday night. 

The three-vehicle crash involved a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis and two semi tractor trailers on southbound I-35W just south of Burnsville Parkway around 6:50 p.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol. 

The driver of the Mercury Grand Marquis, 82-year-old Richard J. Segers, of Savage, exited from Burnsville Parkway and was in the right lane of I-35W when a tractor trailer ahead of him began merging into the right lane from the shoulder. 

Segers couldn't move one lane left due to traffic, so he was forced to slam on the brakes behind the merging semi. Another semi trailing the Mercury rear-ended it, pushing the Mercury into the back of the other tractor trailer. 

Segers died after being transported to Fairview Ridges hospital in Burnsville. A 52-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. 

Neither semi driver required hospitalization, although one driver did suffer minor injuries. 

Next Up

Brooklyn Center, protest, Daunte Wright

CNN employee struck in head by water bottle in Brooklyn Center

The man was knocked the ground, clearly dazed by the assault.

wolf collar video

Researchers share first-ever collar camera footage from wild wolf

The Voyageurs Wolf Project called it "fascinating," showing that wolves in northern Minnesota clearly know how to hunt fish.

Siren

Reminder: Tornado warning sirens will sound twice today for test

It's part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota.

Brooklyn Center police, unrest, Daunte Wright

No tear gas used as police, protesters engage again in Brooklyn Center

Fewer arrests were made Wednesday compared to Tuesday.

protest, Daunte Wright, Brooklyn Center

Daunte Wright protests: Police treatment of residents, media in spotlight

There were reports of residents not involved in the protest being detained, and media members being held and forced to show credentials.

Screen Shot 2021-04-14 at 5.09.01 PM

Defense witness: Cause of Floyd's death 'undetermined'

Dr. David Fowler, former Maryland chief medical examiner, said there were a number of possible factors that could have led to George Floyd's death.

Jorge Polanco

Red Sox sweep Twins in Wednesday's doubleheader

The Red Sox defeated the Twins 3-2 in Game 1 and 7-1 in Game 2.

Minnesota Wild

Wild score 3 power play goals in win over Coyotes

Mats Zuccarello scored twice in a 5-2 victory.

Screen Shot 2021-04-14 at 2.38.15 PM

Viral drone video of Bryant Lake Bowl to be auctioned off as NFT

Non-fungible tokens are the latest craze in consumer finance.

kimberly potter

Here's what the manslaughter charge against Kim Potter says

Activists are calling for more serious charges against the former officer.

Related

Prior Lake woman killed in head-on crash with semi near Waseca

The crash happened south of Waseca on Hwy. 13.

ambulance

Semi drivers collide in fatal crash in central Minnesota

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

Clovin McVay Jr.

1 dead, 1 critically injured after crash on I-35W in Bloomington

The single-vehicle crash happened over the weekend.

Burnsville woman killed in crash between ATV, motorcycle

The 23-year-old died a day after the crash.

Highway 169

Driver of wrong-way vehicle killed in crash on Highway 169

The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

Woman killed in rear-end crash in Burnsville

A Toyota RAV4 ran into the back of a box truck.

Charges: Fatal I-35W crash driver was high, speeding and on phone

The crash killed the driver's 20-year-old girlfriend.