Man killed in Highway 10 crash in Coon Rapids

A 47-year-old Shoreview man was killed early Wednesday morning, June 19, in a traffic accident in the area of the Highway 10 and Highway 47 split in Coon Rapids.

According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, the Coon Rapids Police Department was dispatched 2:50 a.m. June 19 on a report of a single vehicle accident. Officers located a vehicle that had struck a cement wall under a bridge.

The vehicle had severe front end damage. The driver and lone occupant Anthony Allan Merchant was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Coon Rapids Police Department, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota State Patrol and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the crash.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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