A wrong-way driver is dead after causing a head-on crash on Interstate 94 in Stearns County, the State Patrol reports.
The crash report says a 60-year-old man from Grove City was going the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-94 near Albany when he collided head-on with a semi tractor-trailer around 12:20 a.m. Thursday.
The Grand Prix the wrong-way driver was in was also struck by an eastbound Chevy Trailblazer, with that contact forcing the Trailblazer to spin out and go off the road into the median ditch, where it struck a cable and knocked over several poles.
The 60-year-old who died has been identified as Thomas Weyde Leaf, of Grove City. The State Patrol says alcohol was a factor in the crash.
The semi driver and a passenger in the semi were not injured, while the the driver of the Trailblazer, a 17-year-old boy from Avon, was transported to St. Cloud Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.