FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, MN – A Friday morning crash involving a semi claimed the life of a 21-year-old man from Buffalo.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at about 6:45 a.m., a 2009 Pontiac Vibe driven by that man was eastbound on Highway 12, lost control, and crossed the center median just east of the Highway 25 intersection.
A 2006 Freightliner semi driven by Yia Xiong, 53, of St. Paul, was westbound and collided with the passenger side of the Vibe, which then came to rest in the ditch.
Xiong was transported to Regions Hospital with noncritical injuries.
The identity of the deceased individual has not yet been released.
Road conditions were wet at the time of the crash.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Montrose Fire Department, and Ridgeview Ambulance assisted at the scene.