Truck Drives Over Camaro in Bloomington, Killing Driver

The scene of the crash Tuesday evening Photo: KSTP/File
The scene of the crash Tuesday evening

July 13, 2017 10:36 AM

Authorities have released the name of a man killed Wednesday night in Bloomington after a truck drove over his car.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 28-year-old Travis John Krautkremer of Bloomington was killed when the Chevrolet Camaro he was driving southbound on Highway 169 was struck from behind about 6:20 p.m. half a mile south of Interstate 494.


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The State Patrol report says a Ford F-350 Superduty that had been trailing the Camaro approached the car as it decelerated in the right-hand shoulder, made contact and drove over the Camaro before overturning and coming to rest on its roof. 

The Camaro came to rest facing northbound in the ditch. The driver of the Ford sustained injuries that are not life-threatening.

The report says it's unknown whether Krautkremer had been wearing a seatbelt; it was also unknown whether alcohol played a role in the part of the driver of the Ford truck, 33-year-old Christopher Michael Wendt. 


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