Police: 1 Dead, 1 Seriously Injured In Anoka Co. Crash

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police are investigating after two cars collided in Anoka County Friday afternoon, leaving one dead and another seriously injured.

The collision happened on the intersection of Highway 10 and Alpine Drive at 4:04 p.m. One car, moving westbound on Highway 10, broadsided the other car as it came from the east-bound lane of the highway and attempted to turn north onto Alpine Drive, police said.

The driver of the east-bound car died in the collision, and his/her passenger suffered serious injuries. The driver of the west-bound car suffered minor injuries, police said.

Police are continuing to investigate.

  • Bill

    People learn how to drive! You come down a ramp and no one wants to let U on!, Iv’e come close to side swipping cars many of time’s!

    • Dah

      Learn how to merge, you’re probably the guy who trys to merge into highway traffic at 45mph.

      • Kieron

        While you’re at it, learn how to use the apostrophe. You know, the thing that looks like this: ‘

  • Raymond

    People in Minnesota. Have no ideal how to get on or off an interstate. It is the job of the people getting on the interstate to blend in with other cars or truck. This dumb state as a stop light to get on the interstate. That ramp is so people can speed up to get on the interstate. You should not be stopping on a ramp.

    • Obv.

      Wow you’re bright you want thousands of cars during rush hour to merge at the same time into traffic thats barly moving, pull your head out and rinse it off Raymond.

    • Fred

      cool, raymond you are exactly wrong! according to mn drivers handbook, which i assume you read to get a license, when the on ramp does not have a yield sign, it is the responsibility of the person in the right lane to speed up, slow down, or lane change, to enable the car to enter the highway.

      • Geez

        So you want the driver going 60 on the highway to look at the on ramp and scan for a yield sign while trying to drive.

  • Kevin

    To the people above, this crash was at an uncontrolled intersection, not a highway entrance or exit ramp. The person heading EB to turn NB either didn’t see the WB car, or thought they could make it across the traffic lanes but didn’t judge the speed of the oncoming car correctly. It’s a very sad story that took place on a road where cars have to cross traffic going at highway speeds without the protection of traffic signals.

  • Highway 10 is a death trap

    Also, this is a very dangerous stretch of highway, every bit as dangerous as the devil’s triangle in Brooklyn Park. this is another example how the south end of the Metro seems to get all of the money for road improvements! I guess when you have all of the movers and shakers living south of the metro you will going to get all of the money. Highway 10 between Anoka and St. cloud really should be made into a =n interstate with exit and entrance ramps. The traffic dives at a far higher speed than it should. Let’s take out the stop lights and put in ramps.

  • G

    I wasn’t aware the devils triangle existed anymore, didn’t they put ramps in that area.

  • get there alive

    Turn off your cell phone and pay attention.
    Slow down and don’t tail gate. Always look to the left before proceeding
    through an intersection and be prepared.
    Allow extra time instead of weaving in and out of traffic
    which is not worth the risk. Be courteous and let people merge in.
    If you let someone merge you may get a wave and smile instead of
    the flip off. This is pretty simple to do. Accidents happen no matter
    what but some could be avoided. Most people are good drivers and just want
    to get somewhere safely.

  • JamieinMN

    You guys are alllllllll dumb. Shut up.

  • Julie

    God Bless the family who has this loss to deal with. And all you people who judge god help you. How about blessings for the ones left behide? We as fellow Americans need to learn to show compation to one another. I pray for this family as it has affected many people I love and care about :( A very sad day for many great people who only loved her..

  • jlynn

    It was a sad scene, I happened to be driving by and knew it had to be a fatality… It looked terrible! One car had it’s front smashed nearly flat and the white car looked as if it had rolled repeatedly :( I’m praying for the families…

    • Julie

      Thank you :)

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