Man killed in Mall of America parking ramp

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The driver of a U-Haul truck was killed Friday at a Mall of America parking ramp, the St. Paul Pioneer Press said.

The 52-year-old man drove the vehicle into a crossbeam, triggering a collapse of concrete that killed him, the St. Paul Pioneer Press said. His passengers, a 45-year-old woman and a 12-year-old girl were injured in the accident and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

According to police, the driver misjudged the height of the crossbeam, driving the truck straight into it, the Star Tribune said. The man was pinned to his seat by the collapsing concrete.

A structural team was called to the scene after the accident on Friday to check the ramp's integrity, the St. Paul Pioneer Press said. They ruled the parking structure was safe, and the ramp was reopened Saturday morning.

According to the Star Tribune, the accident was the first such incident at the Mall of America in its 20 years.

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