4 Killed in Car-Truck-Van Crash Near Albert Lea
Four people were killed in a crash involving a car, a semi truck, and a minivan. The accident happened Wednesday, about 2:30 p.m, near Albert Lea.
A woman driving a Toyota sedan swerved and hit a semi truck head-on, which caused the semi truck to lose control and swerve into oncoming traffic. The semi truck hit a Honda minivan head-on. Following the serious auto accident, the driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene and 3 of the 4 occupants of the minivan were killed. The truck driver did not sustain serious injury.
The accident occurred on Interstate 90, near Hwy 13, where the highway is under construction and traffic flow is down to two lanes. Rain had been heavy just prior to the accident, but the Minnesota State Patrol does not think weather was a factor.
MN DOT closed the interstate near the crash site while crews cleaned up. A reconstruction team was called in to determine what happened.