A south-central Minnesota driver ran a stop sign and was fatally struck by a car, authorities said Sunday.
Shawn Lang, 37, of Eagle Lake, Minn., was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from his vehicle, according to the State Patrol.
The crash occurred about 10:40 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Hwy. 19 and County Road 9, south of Arlington and roughly 55 miles southwest of Minneapolis, the patrol said.
The two people in the other car survived the collision.
According to the patrol:
The driver of an Oldsmobile was heading south on County Road 9, “failed to stop at [the] stop sign” and was hit by an Infiniti traveling east on Hwy. 19. Lang died at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
The patrol initially said it suspected Lang had been drinking, but it later said it found no evidence of alcohol use.
The Infiniti’s driver, Tadd J. Kelly, 44, of Minneapolis, was unhurt. His passenger, Amanda J. Meyer, 51, of New Prague, was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Arlington. Both had on seat belts.
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