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UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal crash on I-35 near Elko New Market

UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal crash on I-35 near Elko New Market Photo: MnDOT Traffic Camera

Updated: October 10, 2019 07:23 AM

The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the driver killed in a crash on I-35 near Elko New Market Wednesday night. 

A State Patrol incident reported identified the driver as 39-year-old Mohammed Abdullah Adam.

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The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Elko New Market Wednesday evening.

According to the State Patrol, the crash happened on northbound Interstate 35 at 260th Street.

The northbound lanes were closed for an extended period of time as authorities investigated. The lanes reopened late Wednesday night.

A State Patrol crash report said a Ford Econoline van was traveling south in the right lane while a Freightliner traveled south in the left lane. The Ford passed the Freightliner on the right and then merged left, but clipped the front of the Freightliner, causing the Ford to slide left, and become perpendicular with the Freightliner and then roll.

The report said the Ford came to a rest on its roof in the median. The driver of the Ford was pronounced dead at the scene.

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