Skip to main content

Impairment suspected in overnight fatal crash in south Minneapolis

The collision happened at the intersection of E. 26th St. and S. Cedar Ave.

Speed and impairment are possible factors in a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a motorist in Minneapolis early Saturday morning. 

The collision happened just after 3:40 a.m. at the intersection of E. 26th St. and S. Cedar Ave. in south Minneapolis, according to Minneapolis Police Department. Officers arrived at the scene and found both vehicles severely damaged to the west of the intersection. 

The driver of a vehicle that was southbound on Cedar Ave. died at the scene, while three people who were traveling in a vehicle that was westbound on 26th suffered injuries that are not life-threatening. 

Investigators determined that the driver of the westbound vehicle struck the southbound vehicle, and that excessive speed, drugs or alcohol impairment, and disobeying a traffic signal were contributing factors in the crash. 

A warrant for a blood sample on the suspect driver – a man in his 30s – was executed.

The victim who died at the scene was a man in his 50s, though his full identity has yet to be released. 

Next Up

Willmar Police Department

Police: Suspect arrested in Willmar after firing gun at officer

The incident led to a manhunt that lasted into early Sunday morning.

Monti Ossenfort

Vikings lead off general manager interviews with Monti Ossenfort

Several candidates will interview for the job this week.

Payton Willis

Gophers' rally comes up short, lose to Iowa

The Gophers came back from a 23-point deficit but couldn't complete the comeback.

pixabay-fire-truck-side-close

Firefighters respond to smoke-filled cabin to find man asleep inside

A wood stove was determined to be the cause of the smoke.

snow plow msp airport

MSP snowplow drivers reach contract agreement after threatening strike

Teamsters Local 320 reached an agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission Saturday.

Kellen Moore

What you should know about the Vikings' head coach candidates

Seven candidates were revealed on Saturday morning.

20211010_Vikings_Lions_REG05_1119 (2)

What is the next Minnesota Vikings GM inheriting?

A look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Vikings' roster and situation

ambulance

Man dies after being 'punched in the head' during altercation in Duluth

A 46-year-old man is in custody and facing 1st-degree manslaughter charges.

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders says Zimmer, Spielman hadn't spoken 'in months'

Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.

police tape, crime scene

Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting

Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.

Related

fatal crash

Driver dies in early Friday crash in south Minneapolis

The crash happened in the area of Cedar Ave. and 45th St.

fatal crash

Driver killed in south Minneapolis crash ID'd as 33-year-old

The man crashed near Cedar Ave. S. in south Minneapolis early on Dec. 11.

ambulance

Fatal crash involving pedestrians in downtown Minneapolis

One pedestrian was killed and another was hospitalized in critical condition.

1402 Mainstreet, Hopkins, Minnesota

Woman, 26, fatally struck by suspected impaired driver in Hopkins

A man was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving.

ambulance

Teen driver dies in crash at rural intersection south of Brainerd

The two-vehicle collision happened around 10 a.m. Thursday.

Minneapolis police

1 dead following crash, fight in Minneapolis

The crash happened at 22nd St. W. and Lyndale Ave. S.

ambulance

State Patrol investigating double-fatal crash near St. Cloud

The crash happened just east of St. Cloud on Tuesday afternoon.

ambulance

Motorist dead after crashing into utility pole in south Minneapolis

The crash happened Saturday night in the South Uptown neighborhood.