1 dead after semi slams into car at a stoplight on Hwy. 36

The crash shut down part of Hwy. 36 for about four hours.

A Wisconsin man died Tuesday when the car he was driving was rear-ended by a semi on eastbound Hwy. 36 in Lake Elmo. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a man in a 2015 Toyota Scion was stopped at a light on Hwy. 36 and Lake Elmo Ave. when a semi slammed into the back of his car. 

A 54-year-old man from Amery, Wisconsin was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi, a 28-year-old man from Independence, Wisconsin, was uninjured.

The crash forced authorities to shut down eastbound Hwy. 36 at Lake Elmo Ave. for about four hours while they investigated the scene. 

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