Semi’s burst tire causes fatal crash on I-35 in southern Minnesota


TOWNSHIP OF FREEMAN, Minnesota — A tractor-trailer tire burst caused a fatal crash in southern Minnesota Monday morning, the state patrol said.

It happened just after 8 a.m. on Interstate 35 southbound in Freeman Township.

State Patrol said a 45-year-old Wisconsin man driving a semiconductor lost control after his tire burst. The truck crossed the median and struck a van on the north side.

State Patrol records indicate the 22-year-old man driving the van – Hunter Lee Robertson of Glenville – died in the crash. The conductor of the semiconductor was slightly injured.


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