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No injuries reported after fiery crash on I-35 near Owatonna - July 3, 2014

OWATONNA, Minn. (KTTC) – Four people escape a fiery crash involving two semis that closed Interstate 35 just South of Owatonna on Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred just before 4:00 p.m. on Interstate 35 northbound at mile post 39.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 32-year-old Florida man driving a semi-truck with a 7-year-old passenger collided with a 1996 Saturn SCI, pushing the vehicle into another semi-truck. The Saturn was stopped in traffic in the right lane when it was hit from behind. The driver is a 32-year-old from Mankato. The driver of the semi hit by the Saturn is a 43-year-old from Brainerd.

After the collision, the two semi trucks started on fire. No one was injured in the crash. Read more...