Semi driver who died in Minn. identified

Published 11:47 am Thursday, August 11, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The semi driver killed in a crash in an interstate tunnel near downtown Minneapolis was from Wisconsin.

The State Patrol says 62-year-old Glen Johnson of Colfax, Wis., died when his semi jackknifed at the east end of the Lowry Tunnel Wednesday morning. The accident spilled used car parts from the tractor trailer across both lanes of Interstate 94 and tied up traffic for hours.

The patrol says Johnson became trapped under the truck and died. Three other vehicles were hit by debris, but not other major injuries were reported.

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KARE-TV says the crash happened in an area known for high traffic volume, congestion and crashes.