MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota State Patrol says two people were killed Sunday evening in a crash on Highway 169 north of Elk River.
Sixty-eight-year-old Victoria Swen and 77-year-old Stanley Swen, both from Elk River, died in the crash, which occurred at 5:30 p.m. on Highway 169 southbound at 221st Avenue Northwest.READ MORE: Sen. Tina Smith Says Democrats 'Are Going To Push As Hard As We Can' For Federal Paid Family Leave
A pickup truck, driven by 42-year-old Wesley Cemenski, of Princeton, was traveling southbound on Highway 169 in the left lane.
The crash happened when the SUV carrying the Swens was trying to cross westbound over the southbound lanes of Highway 169 to 221st Avenue Northwest. When the SUV pulled out, it was struck by Cemenski’s pickup truck.READ MORE: Semi Rollover Spills Diesel Fuel Onto I-35W In Bloomington; 2 Injured
Both vehicles went off the road, striking a sign and coming to a stop on 221st Avenue Northwest on the west side of Highway 169.
Cemenski was treated for non-life threatening injuries.MORE NEWS: Rally Renews Demand For Justice For Minneapolis' Youngest Shooting Victims: 'Everyone Should Be Angry Right Now'
The State Patrol is investigating the crash.