MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 33-year-old man died Thursday morning after a semi started a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 94 in the east metro.

The State Patrol says the crash, which involved four vehicles, happened shortly before 7 a.m. near the intersection of Radio Drive in Woodbury.

All the vehicles were heading west and began to slow for morning traffic when the semi slammed into the back of a Nissan Altima, which was then pushed into a Lexis and a Chevrolet Equinox.

The driver of the Nissan, Andrew Russ, of Woodbury, was killed. He died at the scene.

The driver of the Equinox, a 39-year-old woman from Woodbury, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The two other drivers, including the 28-year-old driver of the semi, were unharmed.

A memorial fund has been set up for Russ’ family. If you’d like to donate, you can click here.

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