One westbound lane of Crosstown Hwy. 62 at 34th Avenue has reopened, hours after a fatal crash closed both directions.
All eastbound lanes remained closed between Cedar and 34th avenues as of 8:45 a.m., the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.
The crash happened at about 3:25 a.m., according to the State Patrol.
According to the patrol, a pickup truck heading east on Hwy. 62 entered the ditch and then collided with a bridge at 34th Avenue.
The patrol confirmed a fatality, but has not released any additional details.
In a secondary crash at the site, a Minneapolis fire truck collided with a state trooper’s squad car, said Lt. Gordon Shank, with the State Patrol.
There were minor injuries to the trooper and the driver of the fire truck, Shank said. Emergency lights were activated for both vehicles at the time of the crash, he said.