One Killed in Crash on Highway 55 in Maple Lake Township
MAPLE LAKE -- A Hopkins man was killed in a crash near Maple Lake on Friday night.
The incident happened shortly after 8:00 p.m. on Highway 55 at Donnelly Drive. The Minnesota State Patrol says a semi was backing into a driveway and blocking both lanes of traffic on Highway 55 when an SUV going east on Highway 55 hit it.
Authorities say the driver of the SUV, 64-year-old Jeffery Christiansen, died at the scene.
The driver of the semi, 50-year-old Gregory Fehn of Maple Lake, was not hurt.