Blaine man killed in accident

An 80-year-old Blaine man was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Blaine this morning (Monday, June 4).

According to a Blaine Police Department news release, police officers, with the assistance of Spring Lake Park, Blaine, Mounds View (SBM) Fire Department and Allina paramedics, responded to a collision at the intersection of Highway 65 and Cloverleaf Parkway shortly before 10 a.m. June 4.

The crash involved a Pontiac Grand Am passenger car and a Ford Ranger truck.

The driver and lone occupant of the Grand Am was pronounced dead at the scene, but the driver of the truck, a 32-year-old man from Cambridge, was unhurt.

He cooperated with the investigation and was released from the scene, the press release states.

According to the Blaine police, the initial investigation indicates the Grand Am was eastbound from Cloverleaf Parkway crossing Highway 65 when it was struck by the truck which was traveling south on 65.

It is not believed that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, the police report states.

The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of family.

The accident is under investigation by the Blaine Police Department, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol.

Peter Bodley is at [email protected]

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