Man killed in I-694 crash on Sunday identified

The crash temporarily closed the northbound lanes of the interstate.
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I-694 at Stillwater Blvd. 

I-694 at Stillwater Blvd. 

The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the man killed in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 694 in Oakdale on Sunday morning. 

Darryl Leroy Bell, 46, of Minneapolis, was standing outside a 2011 Lincoln MKS that was stopped on the right shoulder of northbound I-694 near Stillwater Blvd. N. when a 2018 Chevy Silverado drifted onto the shoulder and struck the Lincoln and Bell. 

Bell was thrown northbound onto the right shoulder and pronounced dead at the scene, the State Patrol reports

The Silverado, driven by a 70-year-old Stillwater man, then veered left onto the interstate and struck a Buick Regal driven by a 28-year-old woman from Sacramento, California, and then veered back to the right across all lanes of traffic and wound up in the ditch. 

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The California woman, the 70-year-old Stillwater man, and a 52-year-old Minneapolis woman who was a passenger in the Lincoln, were not injured.

The crash happened just after 10:30 a.m. and temporarily shut down the northbound lanes of I-694 before reopening Sunday afternoon. 

There have been at least 92 deaths on Minnesota roads in 2019, down from 98 at this time last year, according to the Department of Traffic Safety

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