1 Dead After Vehicle Rear-Ends Semi In McLeod Co.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One man is dead after his vehicle rear-ended a semi-truck Wednesday afternoon in McLeod County, according to Minnesota State Patrol

The accident occurred on Highway 7, just three miles west of Silver Lake, Minn. Twenty-three-year-old Ryan M. Sturges, of Glencoe, died on the scene.

According to Minnesota State Patrol, the semi was traveling eastbound on Highway 7 and was turning into a business lot when Sturges, also traveling eastbound on Highway 7, rear ended the semi-truck.

The driver of the semi, 33-year-old Jerry Ball, of Lake Crystal, suffered no apparent injury.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the crash.

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