Skip to main content

Traffic cameras captured a dramatic moment on I-35 in Forest Lake Wednesday, when a semi truck smashed into an abandoned pickup truck, which burst into flames.

The pickup truck had been abandoned in the middle of the interstate after the driver hit a deer, according Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Gordon Shank

Fortunately, the driver had gotten out and was on the side of the freeway when his truck was rear-ended by the semi.

Shank said the incident happened on I-35 near Broadway Avenue.

MN Crime captured a recording of the crash. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-12-06 at 2.47.44 PM

Minneapolis' Khâluna named in Eater's 2022 'Best New Restaurants'

The restaurant, opened in 2021, is known for its Laotian cuisine.

ambulance, crash

3 pedestrians struck by drivers Monday in Minnesota; 2 dead

The victims involved a 39-year-old man and two 74-year-old men.

snow, plow

Shifting storm tracks: Significant storms Friday, next week?

Sven Sundgaard has the details on an interesting forecast.

Life Link

Worker suffers serious injury in rooftop fall in rural Minnesota

The man only fell a few feet, but suffered a serious leg injury.

Walz, Flanagan

Minnesota reports massive projected budget surplus of $17.6 billion

The huge surplus comes as the DFL prepares to assume a trifecta of the Legislature and the Governor's House.

tap-gf9a40b157_1280

Boil water advisory issued for part of Minneapolis after water main break

The main break caused significant flooding in an area of North Minneapolis Monday evening.

PicketSignsNurseStrike

Deals struck between nursing union and hospitals, potentially averting strike

A strike was scheduled to start on Dec. 11 if a deal was not reached.

Minnesota Solar Installation - All Energy Solar

Make the Most of your Solar Panels with Energy Storage

Solar energy is great during the day, but what happens when the sun goes down?

Screen Shot 2022-12-06 at 7.34.26 AM

Man dies after shooting on St. Paul's East Side

It happened on the same night a man was fatally shot by police in the nearby Dayton's Bluff neighborhood.

Related

State Patrol

Woman dies following rollover crash on I-35 in Forest Lake

The crash happened Sunday afternoon in the southbound lanes of I-35.

Screen Shot 2022-06-20 at 5.08.31 PM

Interstate-35 buckles near Forest Lake, causing major traffic jam

Soaring temperatures are causing roads to buckle across Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2019-08-09 at 9.07.01 AM

Watch: Near wreck on I-394 as man tries to rescue stranded bird

It's illegal to stop your vehicle on a freeway for a non-emergency.

ambulance

1 dead after semi blows tire, collides with truck on I-35

A 22-year-old man was killed in the crash that happened near the Iowa-Minnesota border.

i-35 rice county google street view crop

Teen critically injured when pickup slams into bridge post on I-35

The teen had to be airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital.

ambulance

Pickup driver killed in crash with semi truck in Anoka County

Police say the pickup driver crossed the centerline.