Man dies after collision with semi on Hwy. 169

6:38 PM, Sep 13, 2011   |    comments
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JORDAN, Minn. -- The State Patrol says a Belle Plaine man has died in a rear-end accident on Highway 169 near Jordan late Monday night.

Two vehicles were traveling northbound on Hwy. 169 just before 11:30 p.m. when a pickup truck driven by a 34-year-old Belle Plaine man stopped at a green light at Highway 282.  A semi truck was unable to stop and rear-ended the pickup truck.

The pickup truck was then pushed into the right ditch and landed upside down.

The 34-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene.

The State Patrol says the 79-year-old driver of the semi suffered minor injuries. He was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee.

Originally the State Patrol website reported the accident sequence differently.

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