MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (WCCO) – A California man is dead after a crash in Maplewood late Friday night.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Toyota Carolla was traveling north on Highway 61 shortly before midnight when it jumped a curb at County Road B. The car then entered the right lane of Highway 61 going south and struck a Ford F150 head-on.
State Patrol identified the man as Tou Moua, 52, of Fresno, California. He was a passenger in the Toyota Carolla driven by Chu Asham Yang of Maplewood.
Yang, 57, and another passenger, Sammie Tao Moua, 45, were transported to Regions Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say the two passengers in the vehicle were not wearing seatbelts.
Alcohol is believed to be involved in the crash. Additionally, the roads were snowy and icy due to the winter storm.
The driver of the Ford did not suffer any injuries.