Crash involving semi leaves one dead

A crash involving a semi and two vehicles claimed a life Friday afternoon.

A crash involving a semi and two vehicles claimed a life Friday afternoon.

INDEPENDENCE, MN — A Friday afternoon crash involving a semi and two vehicles between Hennepin County Road 90 and Valley Road has claimed a life.

According to West Hennepin Public Safety Department, a westbound vehicle crossed the center line into the path of an eastbound semi between Valley Road and Hennepin County Road 90 around 3:13 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle that crossed the center line was pronounced dead at the scene.

The semi-truck driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries and for observation.

The driver of the other vehicle, which was also westbound at the time of the crash, was not injured, and that vehicle sustained only minor damage.

WHSPD is working with the Minnesota State Patrol to investigate the cause of the crash and why the vehicle crossed the centerline.

No names of any of the involved drivers have been released yet, and the medical examiner is working to notify the family of the deceased.

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