Fatal crash on I-94 leads to heavy back-ups

4:37 PM, Apr 18, 2013   |    comments
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LAKELAND, Minn. - One person is dead after a crash on I-94 near the St. Croix River Thursday afternoon.

Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol says the male driver was going westbound on I-94 near Lakeland, Minn. when he lost control of his car, went through the median and under a semi trailer. Roeske says the driver died of his injuries.

The crash caused significant delays in the eastbound lanes of I-94 as authorities investigated the scene. Drivers reported six-mile back-ups as they waited for the scene to clear.

The State Patrol has not released information about why the driver lost control or whether weather was a factor. The man's identity is being withheld until his family can be notified.


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