Wrong-way driver killed in head-on crash on I-394

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A driver traveling the wrong direction was killed in a head-on crash on Interstate 394 early Monday.

The State Patrol's report says the driver of a Buick Century was heading westbound in the eastbound lanes of the interstate when the car hit a Toyota SUV head-on.

The incident happened on I-394 near Theodore Wirth Parkway just before 3:30 a.m., the report says.

The driver of the Buick was killed, while the driver of the SUV – a 46-year-old Apple Valley man – suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Officials haven't released the identity of the person killed in the crash, but KSTP says it was a 30-year-old man from Clarks Grove.

KSTP meteorologist Sam Ryan saw the wrong-way driver shortly before the crash, telling the Star Tribune he saw headlights coming at him and wondered what he was doing wrong, before he realized he was in a "dangerous situation" and moved over.

He then called 911 to report the driver.

https://twitter.com/sryankstp/status/727058449033498624

The interstate was closed between Highway 100 and Penn Avenue until about 6 a.m. Monday morning as the State Patrol and other agencies investigated the crash, the State Patrol tweeted.

Some photos from the scene:

https://twitter.com/IvoryHecker/status/727084406444199936

https://twitter.com/sryankstp/status/727086391939719168

https://twitter.com/joelcam4/status/727056866228862977

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