Father of 4 killed in crossover crash on Hwy 169 in Champlin
Authorities say alcohol was involved in a crash on Highway 169 in Champlin that killed a man Thursday afternoon.
The Minnesota State Patrol’s crash report says it happened at around 12:30 p.m. near 117th Avenue.
According to the report, a 58-year-old Maple Grove woman was driving a 2021 Toyota Rav4 north on Highway 169 when traffic started to slow in the right lane. At that time, the Rav4 veered left, clipped the front of a 2005 Audi Allroad Wagon, then continued through the median and into the southbound lanes, where the Rav4 collided with a 2013 Hyundai Accent.
The collision knocked the Accent off the road and it then rolled before coming to rest on its roof.
The driver of the Accent, identified as 37-year-old Adam Matthew Madsen, of Anoka, died from his injuries, according to the crash report.
Additionally, the driver of the Rav4 was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is suspected to have been drinking before the crash, the report states.
The driver of the Audi wasn’t injured.
A GoFundMe has been started to help Madsen’s family cover funeral expenses.