Skip to main content

A 20-year-old Mankato man is dead after being struck by multiple vehicles after he attempted to flee the scene of a head-on crash that he caused while driving the wrong way in Interstate 35 in Burnsville, authorities say. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 20-year-old Mankato man was driving a Ford Fusion southbound in the northbound lanes of I-35 when he crashed head-on with a Lexus near Crystal Lake Road. The Ford then rolled onto the right shoulder, coming to a rest on its roof. 

The State Patrol says the 20-year-old then ran from the crash scene onto the southbound lanes of I-35, at which point he was struck by a semi-truck, Honda CR-V and a Jeep Renegade. 

The 20-year-old, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The 27-year-old Burnsville man behind the wheel of the Lexus that was struck head-on suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Hennepin Healthcare. His current condition is unknown. 

The drivers of the three vehicles that hit the Mankato man were not injured. 

Both directions of I-35 were initially closed following the crash around 2:45 a.m. and as of 7:25 a.m. northbound I-35 remains closed for the crash investigation.  

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 10.28.52 AM

2 years since George Floyd's killing, Biden signs exec order on policing

The signing comes on the second anniversary of Floyd's murder by police in south Minneapolis.

earlyseason

Lutsen Mountains owner to buy Michigan ski resort

The Skinner family has operated alpine ski areas in the Midwest for 60 years.

covid

Mayo Clinic, CDC address concerns over monkeypox in the US

The CDC does not currently think there is a significant threat to the general public.

police tape

Charges: Man killed brother, left body in homemade camper for 7 months

James Robert Hess, 48, faces second-degree murder charges for the death of his 52-year-old brother, William Harold Hess Jr.

storm

Minnesota forecast: Hot, humid and severe storm chances

Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says right now the best chance for storms looks like Sunday/Sunday night.

Thai Cultural Council of Minnesota

Minnesota's biggest Thai festival to be hosted in front of State Capitol

The Thai New Year, or Songkran, is one of the most celebrated holidays in Thailand.

police tape, crime scene

Man dies after being shot in the head in St. Cloud

Investigators believe the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.

USATSI_18349907

Uvalde school massacre: MN Democrats call for action, Republicans prayers

The tragedy in Texas has sparked different reactions from Minnesota's congressional delegation.

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

St. Cloud man fires shot at police in hours-long standoff, surrenders

Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 37, was arrested just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after he surrendered.

New baby zebra at the Como Zoo.

St. Paul's Como Zoo welcomes new baby zebra

The baby is yet to be named, and the zoo is planning an event for visitors to help with the decision.

Screen Shot 2022-05-25 at 11.06.51 AM

Pilfered peony plant prompts police probe

The peony, named Patrick, was taken from Wayzata City Hall gardens.

Related

Austin Grosman

20-year-old fatally struck after wrong-way crash on I-35 is identified

The 20-year-old Mankato man allegedly ran into oncoming traffic after causing a wrong-way crash in Burnsville.

Arianna Vos

Victim of wrong-way driver crash ID'd as Hutchinson 19-year-old

Three women, ages 19, 20 and 20, were in the vehicle struck by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning.

Screen Shot 2020-06-21 at 7.48.03 AM

4 dead in wrong-way driver crash on I-35W in Twin Cities

A motorist was going the wrong way on I-35W in Richfield.

ambulance

Wrong-way driver killed in head-on crash on Interstate 94

The driver collided with a semi on I-94 near Albany.

ambulance

Trucker dies after crashing into jackknifed semi trailer on I-35

The crash happened on an icy stretch of I-35 in southern Minnesota.

Highway 169

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

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

Screen Shot 2022-04-11 at 11.59.20 AM

Driver facing charges for crash that killed Lakeville North sophomore

A 21-year-old is now facing criminal vehicular homicide charges.