Fatal head-on collision on I-35W
A 30-year-old man died Friday after crashing his Nissan Murano into a tractor trailer carrying telephone poles on I-35W near Lino Lakes, closing the southbound lanes of the Interstate for nearly 5 hours.
KARE 11 news reported that the driver of the truck, a 42-year-old Wisconsin man, escaped the crash with only minor injuries.
The Star Tribune reported Saturday that the victim of the crash driving the Nissan Murano was Micah Rosenthal of Minneapolis, according to the State Patrol office. Officials also confirmed that Rosenthal was driving northbound on I-35W when he crossed the median and collided head-on with that tractor trailer driven by Kelly Koch of Tripoli. The specific cause of the accident is still under investigation.