MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that left one person dead and briefly closed part of an interstate in the south metro.

According to the state patrol, the crash occurred on eastbound Interstate 494 near France Avenue in Bloomington.

An incident report says that a Dodge caravan was in the exit-only lane to France Avenue when it drifted to its left and sideswiped a Subaru Forester. The Forester then made contact with a semi tractor trailer in front of it.

Later, authorities identified the victim in the crash as 78-year-old Werner Grant Remmen of Golden Valley.

Road conditions were dry at the time.

Traffic appears to have resumed moving in both directions as of 4:30 p.m.

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