MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Mankato man died after a wrong-way crash Friday evening in Sibley County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. on Highway 169 at County Road 8.

According to the State Patrol, a Kenworth truck, driven by 40-year-old Luis Eriberto Tamay Lema, was traveling northbound on Highway 169 when the vehicle collided with a Ford Explorer going in the wrong direction.

The driver of the Ford Explorer, 65-year-old Howard Sweiger, was killed. Officials say Sweiger was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.

The state patrol is investigating.

 

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