MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 60-year-old Chisholm man is dead after the logging truck he was driving overturned in northeastern Minnesota.
According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred Tuesday at around 6:18 p.m. at Townline Road and Long Lake Road in Makinen. Emergency responders were dispatched to the area after a passerby reported that a semi tractor-trailer rolled at the intersection.READ MORE: 5 People Injured In House Explosion In Cambridge
The driver and only occupant, identified as Wayne Robbins, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The sheriff’s office says an investigation revealed Robbins was driving a fully loaded logging truck when he “failed to negotiate a sweeping left hand curve” in the road. That’s when the logging truck entered the west ditch and overturned.READ MORE: Pedestrian Injured After Being Struck In Uptown Minneapolis
Robbins, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was partially ejected from the vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.
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