A man riding in a pickup truck was killed Monday afternoon and the driver suffered life threatening injuries in a crash involving a semitrailer truck near Sleepy Eye, Minn., the State Patrol said.
A semitrailer truck heading north on Hwy. 4 about four miles north of Sleepy Eye in Home Township when it drifted onto the shoulder around 2:15 p.m. The truck driver overcorrected and slid into the southbound lanes and struck the pickup truck, the patrol said.
Joseph Sellner was a passenger in the pickup. The 60-year-old man from Sleepy Eye died at the scene. The pickup driver, identified by the patrol as 61-year-old Philip Sellner, also of Sleepy Eye, was critically hurt and taken to Sleepy Eye Hospital. Neither man was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.
The semi driver, Mark Solheim, 56, of Clear Lake, Minn., was not seriously hurt.
Roads were wet at the time of the crash. Alcohol did not appear to a factor in the crash, the patrol said.