The driver of a car caught on traffic cameras later died of injuries when other vehicles crashed into a stoplight on Highway 65 in Fridley on Monday night, officials said.
The Minnesota State Patrol said 29-year-old Alex Wayne Turk of Spooner, Wis., was driving south on Highway 65 in his 2000 Acura RL sedan and lost control of the car. The sedan veered into northbound lanes and slammed into a stoplight in the northeast corner of the intersection, cutting the car in half before crashing into two cars stopping at a red light on Medtronic Parkway.
Turk was pronounced dead early Tuesday at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale. The State Patrol said it was unknown whether Turek was wearing a seat belt.
The State Patrol said the driver of one of the cars that hit the road was hospitalized with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.
Video of the wreck, which was captured by a Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic camera and shared on social media, shows Turk’s sedan sliding before plowing sideways at a stoplight.
FRIDLY: A three-vehicle, serious accident was caught on camera within the past hour near the highway. 65 and Medtronic Pucca. Two EMS rigs were called to the scene as a driver can be seen plowing into two other vehicles while standing at a stoplight. No condition updates yet. pic.twitter.com/vwkoXuPYVk
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