Part of Hwy. 101 in Eden Prairie was closed late Wednesday as the Minnesota State Patrol investigated a fatal crash.
The highway was closed from Duck Lake Trail to Lotus View Drive after the crash at Choctaw Circle, which happened just before 10 p.m. The patrol said it would release more information when it became available.
On Tuesday, afternoon, a 74-year-old Annandale man died in a head-on crash involving a dump truck in Wright County, the patrol said earlier.
Roland C. Johnson was driving a 2014 Chrysler Town & Country south on Hwy. 24 when he veered into the northbound lanes at 1:40 p.m. and into the path of a dump truck near County Road 39 in Corinna Township. As the dump truck moved to the left to try to avoid his vehicle, Johnson sought to correct by veering back into the southbound lanes and struck the dump truck head-on, the patrol said.
Johnson died at the scene.
The dump truck driver, Corey Paulson, 36, of Annandale, was not seriously hurt. Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and alcohol was not a factor, the patrol said.