An SUV driver from southwestern Minnesota said he fell asleep just before he ran a red light Sunday in Minnetonka, struck a State Patrol squad car and injured the trooper. .
The crash occurred shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday in Minnetonka and left the trooper, Michael M. Cleveland, 31, of Bloomington, hospitalized with minor injuries, the State Patrol said.
Timothy C. Radloff, 28, of Lynd, Minn., was northbound on Shady Oak Road just north of Hwy. 62 when he hit the squad car at Red Circle Drive, according to the patrol.
Radloff was not hurt.
On Friday, an elderly couple were killed in Cannon Falls when their car was broadsided by a trooper heading to an earlier crash.
Driver Norman Scott, 78, and his wife Geneva Scott, 79, died in the collision. The trooper, Scott Reps, 48, of Rochester, was injured.