10 vehicles involved in crash along Hwy 169 at I-94, slick road conditions reported

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: April 14, 2021 05:57 PM
Created: April 14, 2021 05:56 AM

Metro area drivers experienced slick road conditions Wednesday morning and crashes have been reported.

Highway 169 has reopened after being temporarily closed in both directions near Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove due to a crash involving 10 vehicles at Interstate 94.

KSTP Traffic Reporter Josie Smith said crashes were reported on both sides of the highway at this scene.

Smith said serious injuries were reported and that ambulances were at the scene.

A preliminary report from the Minnesota State Patrol states one of the occupants of a vehicle in the pileup exited their vehicle and was hit by another vehicle.

According to the crash report, Stephen Anderson, 57, of Osseo, is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Then, along northbound Interstate 35 at County Road 50 in Lakeville, Smith said a pickup truck was righted after its driver lost control of the vehicle and it spun out.

Smith said the interstate was temporarily closed to traffic due to the crash. Drivers were eventually allowed to pass the scene via the right lane.

Smith also said icy bridge decks were reported throughout the metro and that a crash along northbound Cedar Avenue at I-35E occurred on a bridge.

A semi truck driver also reportedly lost control of the semi on eastbound Highway 55 in Inver Grove Heights, Smith said.

Watch 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Morning for traffic updates.


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