I-35W Crash in Bloomington Leaves 2 Seriously Injured

I-35W Crash in Bloomington Leaves 2 Seriously Injured Photo: KSTP/Matt Belanger

November 11, 2017 01:09 PM

A teenager and a man who stopped to help after a crash on Interstate 35W were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries at about midnight Saturday. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, four total vehicles were involved in the incident, which happened on southbound 35W near 98th Street in Bloomington. 

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An incident report said the road conditions were snowy and icy at the time of the first collision. 

The teenage driver of a pick-up lost control and spun out in the middle lane, according to the State Patrol. The driver of a BMW behind the pick-up then hit the truck, leaving both vehicles disabled in the middle lane. 

A man driving by the scene stopped to help and left his vehicle to help the teenager, who had exited the pick-up. 

Another pick-up driver approached the scene and was struck by the driver of a Buick Regal behind him. The Buick hit the freeway wall before hitting the man and teenager, as well as the vehicles stranded in the middle lane. 

The State Patrol identified the teen as 16-year-old Kole Aaron Krause of Farmington. The man who was injured while trying to help was identified as Kyle Justin Farness, 31, of Savage. 

Both were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. The driver of the Buick also sustained minor injuries. 

Alcohol was a factor in the second crash involving the Buick, according to the State Patrol.

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Andrew Heiser

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