At least one person died Tuesday night when a motorist heading the wrong way on a southern Minnesota interstate freeway crashed into another driver, the State Patrol said.
Two semitrailer trucks also were involved in the wreck, which occurred about 7:50 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 at milepost 99 in Martin County.
The patrol did not identify which of the drivers was killed, but said a 48-year-old man from Baltic, S.D. in a Honda CR-V was going west in the eastbound lanes when he collided with an eastbound Ford Escape driven by a 19-year-old man from Westbrook, Minn.
A semitrailer truck, driven by a 39-year-old man from Billings, Mont., traveling behind the Escape, slowed and attempted to pull onto the shoulder. A second eastbound big rig, driven by a 33-year-old man from Granada, Minn., attempted to pass and sideswiped the Honda, then ran into the back of the truck that had slowed down. Both semitrailer trucks landed in the ditch, the patrol said.
The patrol has not released the names of those involved in the crash, but did say the person who died was not wearing a seat belt.