MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified 36-year-old Wycliff Mose Chacha and 11-year-old Araka Maxwell Chacha as the two people who were killed in a car crash between a passenger car and a freight truck on Wednesday morning.
County documents say Chacha was the driver of the car that struck another — and the cause of death is listed as “multiple blunt force injuries.”READ MORE: Nurses Strike Enters Day 2 At WestHealth In Plymouth
According to the sheriff’s office, the incident occurred around 11:49 a.m. at the intersection of Eagle Creek Avenue and Natchez Avenue in Credit River Township, which is just east of Prior Lake.
Authorities say a 2005 Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound on Eagle Creek Avenue when it struck a 2018 freight truck that was turning southbound onto Natchez Avenue from the westbound lane of Eagle Creek Avenue.READ MORE: Crash On Railroad Tracks Closes Highway 14 In Both Directions Near Owatonna
A third occupant in the car — a juvenile male — was removed from the backseat and taken by ambulance to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis with serious injuries. His current condition is unknown.
The driver of the freight truck — a 28-year-old Maplewood man — was uninjured and declined medical attention at the scene.MORE NEWS: 1 Of 5 Men Injured In Minneapolis Shooting Dies
Authorities have not determined if drugs or alcohol were factors in the incident. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.