A motorist making a U-turn Tuesday night on a Carver County highway was struck by another motorist and later died at a hospital.
D’Artagnan Scott-James Schlagel, 23, of Norwood Young America, was eastbound on Hwy. 5 shortly before 8 p.m. when he attempted a U-turn at Park Drive in Victoria. As he made the turn, a pickup truck also headed east struck Schlagel’s car on the driver’s side, the State Patrol said.
Schlagel, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. The pickup driver, Reid Larson, 39, of Isanti, was not seriously hurt. Alcohol was detected in his system, authorities said.