August 16, 2018 10:17 AM
1:12 p.m. - The Minnesota State Patrol has released more information on the deadly crash involving a truck and five other vehicles Wednesday morning on Interstate 94 near Maple Grove.
Authorities say the truck driver crossed over a barrier and caused a crash involving the other vehicles, killing a 40-year-old Monticello man.
His identity is not yet released but will be available at 3 p.m., according to the traffic report.
One passenger in a vehicle, 38-year-old Robyn Susann Grebinoski of Otsego, suffered life-threatening injuries.
The other drivers' conditions are as follows:
Eastbound Interstate 94 near Maple Grove is expected to be closed until mid-morning, at least, after a fatal crash involving a semi truck.
The Minnesota State Patrol said the semi truck, heading westbound on I-94, crossed over the median near Brockton Lane into the eastbound lanes, causing a six-vehicle crash.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene and one person was airlifted by AirCare, state patrol reported.
Authorities said crews worked to close the eastbound side of the interstate and divert traffic to help clear the scene. State patrol said the scene could take at least two hours to clear.
I-94 EB is completely closed at Hwy 101 following a fatal crash. Semi heading WB crossed over median into EB lanes, striking 4 vehicles. 1 fatal, 1 air lifted to North Memorial. Freeway will remain closed for two or more hours.— State Patrol PIO (@MSPPIO) August 15, 2018
Construction in the northwest metro complicated the commute even further as Highway 55 between Buffalo and Rockford has been closed for weeks and isn't expected to reopen until late August.
Highway 10 is down to one lane in both directions from Clear Lake to Big Lake. Additionally, eastbound lanes are down to one lane near Orono Lake in Elk River.
Once drivers were able to get through all that construction, they were faced with major traffic delays on Highway 10 eastbound from Ramsey into Anoka.
The latest look here at the serious injury crash on 94 EB at Brockton Lane. The last of the drivers stuck in the backup from are getting thru. All other traffic diverted at Hwy 101. pic.twitter.com/lv7phQjTRO— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) August 15, 2018
Traffic turning around! Folks stuck in the backup on 94 EB near Brockton Lane in Maple Grove are temporarily being allowed to turn around in the median and go west on I-94. pic.twitter.com/MGAHlUlMmv— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) August 15, 2018
Updated: August 16, 2018 10:17 AM
Created: August 15, 2018 06:46 AM
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