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.

Advertisement

RELATED: 1 Killed in 2-Car Crash on 169 in Bloomington

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. 

Credits

Michael Oakes

Copyright 2017 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

Guide: Free Thanksgiving Day Meals in Minnesota

2 New Accusers Step Forward as Franken Remains in Seclusion

Dayton to Call Special Election After Lawmaker Resignations

Woman Found in Wooded Area in South Minneapolis Identified

St. Anthony to Discuss Possible Settlement With Diamond Reynolds

Red Wing Man Sues County After Sheriff Department K9 Attack

Advertisement