Fatal crash involving MnDOT truck, sedan on I-35W in Minneapolis

The incident happened Wednesday at around 8:30 p.m.
Author:
Updated:
Original:
State Patrol

At least one person was killed in a crash involving a car and a MnDOT pickup truck in Minneapolis Wednesday evening.

A Minnesota Department of Transportation truck crew was clearing debris on the southbound side of I-35W at 50th Street at around 8:30 p.m., with the Minnesota State Patrol saying the truck was on the right shoulder with emergency lights on.

As traffic slowed and merged to accommodate the DOT vehicle, the driver of a Nissan Versa allegedly overcorrected and lost control. 

The car collided with the MnDOT vehicle and then a concrete wall. 

The crash has been confirmed as fatal, but at this stage it's not clear how many died.

The MnDOT truck – a Ford F350 – was being driven by a 40-year-old woman from Eagan, with the passenger a 23-year-old man from St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

The Versa was being driven by a 25-year-old man from Richfield. More details are expected to be released later on Thursday.

Next Up

Sylvia Fowles

Napheesa Collier, Sylvia Fowles named to Olympic women's basketball team

The Lynx stars will try to help U.S.A. win their seventh straight gold medal.

Pixabay - gavel court

Man accused of dropping 42-pound cinder block on victim's head found guilty

The victim suffered severe brain trauma and was eventually transferred to a long-term care facility.

Water

Woman, 57, identified as Zumbro River drowning victim

She drowned Friday afternoon in the southeastern Minnesota river.

Go Fund Me - Adam Richard Johnson

Fundraiser to help get 'decent funeral and burial' for man found dismembered

Adam Richard Johnson is described as a beloved father and family member.

FLickr - AL Franken 2016 - Lorie Shaull

Al Franken announces live Minneapolis show as part of 15-city tour

The former senator continues to inch back into the public limelight.

Stock U of M sign

U of M reveals new safety measures following shooting that injured 5

Expect a larger, more prominent law enforcement presence in nearby neighborhoods.

logging

New $440M wood manufacturing plant to be built on Iron Range

A $15 million forgivable state loan for the project was approved Monday.

State Capitol.

After GOP filibusters, lawmakers have 9 days to pass budget bills

If the Minnesota Legislature doesn't pass its budget bills by June 30, the government will shutdown on July 1.

I-35W construction Minneapolis I-94

Can it be true? I-35W/I-94 reconstruction to wrap up within months

Work started on the state's busiest interchange in 2017.

Related

Hinckley crash

Fatal crash that closed north I-35 caused when SUV crossed median

The incident occurred Friday afternoon one mile south of Hinckley in eastern Minnesota.

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

The crash happened Monday afternoon in Stevens County.

1 dead in head-on crash involving trucks in Brainerd

The trucks collided just before 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Screen Shot 2021-04-06 at 8.22.57 PM

Woman fatally ejected from vehicle on I-35W in Minneapolis

She lost control of her vehicle, hit a guard rail and was ejected.

Truck driver dies in crash on Interstate 94 in Stearns County

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

ambulance

Fatal crash involving SUV, ATV in southwest Minnesota

The crash happened around 12:50 p.m. Saturday.