UPDATE: Eagan police officer in critical condition after early morning crash with semi on I-35E
UPDATE: An Eagan police officer is in critical but stable condition for injuries following a crash that involved his squad car and a semi-truck early Tuesday morning.
Eagan police said Officer Kade Eggum was responding to an emergency call when he was involved in a “serious accident” and is now being treated at Regions Hospital. His injuries are considered life-threatening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) crash report.
Eagan PD said that Eggum has been with the department for just over a year.
MSP is taking over the investigation, and their crash report states that the Eagan police squad merged into the northbound lanes of I-35E from Pilot Knob Road with emergency lights activated.
When the squad attempted to make a left turn at the median cross over at Yankee Doodle Road, it collided with a semi traveling northbound, the report states.
A third vehicle, a Ford Explorer, was then hit on the passenger side. The squad came to rest in the center median.
Neither of the other drivers were injured.
Road conditions were considered dry at the time, and no alcohol involvement is suspected.Tweets by KSTPTraffic
MnDOT traffic cameras show the northbound lanes of I-35E at Pilot Knob Road fully closed and traffic being diverted for several hours after the crash. However, it has all since reopened.