By WCCO-TV Staff

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.

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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.

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Robbins, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was partially ejected from the vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.

The investigation into the crash continues.

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