MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A section of Highway 169 closed in the southwest metro Monday afternoon following a fatal crash.

The State Patrol says the crash happened just before 4 p.m. at the Delaware Avenue intersection, near Jordan.

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The State Patrol says 27-year-old Howard Bartholoma was driving north, when he lost control and crashed into oncoming traffic. Bartholoma was killed.

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Two other cars were involved. One of the drivers is okay, but the other, a 33-year-old from Mankato, suffered life threatening injuries and was hospitalized.

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State troopers shut down the road for hours to investigate.