MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says a 61-year-old Winona man is dead after losing control of his vehicle on a snowy road Thursday.
According to the state patrol, shortly after 10:30 a.m. a 2001 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound on 1-90 south near the I-90/Highway 61 split, which is south of Dakota, Minnesota.READ MORE: South Dakota's Kristi Noem Unveils Proposal To Ban Nearly All Abortions, Mimicking Texas Law
The Ford was behind a semi in the left lane. Due to snowy roads, the semi was producing a “snow cloud”, according to the state patrol. The Ford then lost control, went through the median, across westbound lanes, through the guardrail and rolled over the embankment.READ MORE: 'We Did Pretty Good': Hopkins Girls Basketball Take On No. 1 Team In The Country
The Ford came to a rest on its roof in River Street in Dresbach, Minnesota.
The driver suffered fatal injuries. He has been identified as James Weaver.MORE NEWS: Ryan Hartman Carries Wild Over Blackhawks 5-1
The state patrol says the victim was wearing a seat belt and that alcohol was not involved.