MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota truck driver is dead after his tractor-trailer collided with another tractor-trailer in Grant County Monday morning.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, it happened just before 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 59. One of the trucks was westbound on Highway 27 and stopped at the intersection before proceeding to cross. The other truck — with 61-year-old Joseph Hensel of Sebeka, behind the wheel — was headed south on Highway 59 and smashed into the truck heading across the highway.

The State Patrol says Cecil was killed on impact. The other driver wasn’t injured.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the response to the crash.


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