Semi Slips Off I-494 Into West Metro Pond, No Injuries

PLYMOUTH, Minn. (WCCO) – It’s been a bad week for semi-trucks on Minnesota highways.

For the third time in seven days, a semi went off the road and slid into a body of water Friday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The accident happened near Interstate 494 and Rockford Road in Plymouth.

Lt. Eric Roeske with the Minnesota State Patrol said the truck went through a fence before it ended up on top of a frozen pond. Roeske said the truck did not go through the ice and the driver was not hurt.

Last Friday, a Target semi-truck went off the road on Interstate 94 and went into a pond near Monticello. Crews spent most of the day getting the truck out of the water.

On Wednesday, a Kohl semi-truck went off an icy highway in Waseca, a small southern Minnesota town, and wound up on a lake there.

  • Ae

    Coule it be possible that the semis were going too fast?

  • Krissi

    While I am very glad no one was hurt, I am totally laughing inside. :)

  • Chevy Dinan

    Thanks a lot Dayton, this didn’t happen under Pawlenty

  • Supports Dayton up North

    Roads are rotten because Pawlenty wouldn’t part with money to fix them. Dayton’s still cleaning the mess up. Hasn’t been in long enough. Give him a chance.

  • George

    Hopefully the news report of the truck going off the road in Waseca would not describe the city as a small town in southern MN. The population is almost 10,000 people. Also proper would be to identify the truck accurately. It was not “Kohl” truck. Think it was a “Koch” truck. There is some difference in the spelling. It also would be nice to indicate that the truck broke thru the ice and was in the water. That is a lot different then “wound up on a lake there”. Clear Lake in Waseca would appreciate using the facts in your article..

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