A motorist was killed when he strayed into the wrong lane and hit two oncoming vehicles in the southwest metro, authorities said.
The crash occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Monday on Hwy. 169 near Delaware Avenue, less than 3 miles southwest of Jordan, according to the State Patrol.
Howard J.R. Bartholomay, 27, of Jordan, was dead at the scene, the patrol said.
Another driver, 33-year-old Luke R. Frederick, of Mankato, was hospitalized with what the patrol said Monday night were life-threatening injuries.
According to the patrol:
Bartholomay’s 2014 Ford Fusion was heading north on Hwy. 169 just south of Delaware Avenue when he lost control and crossed into the southbound lane and sideswiped a 2010 Ford Fusion before hitting Frederick’s vehicle head-on.
The driver of the 2010 Fusion, Carlie N. Brandt, 20, of Le Sueur, Minn., was not hurt.
All three motorists were wearing seat belts.