I-35E crash: Eagan police officer hurt in crash with semi-truck
EAGAN, Minn. (FOX 9) - An Eagan police officer was injured in a crash with a semi-truck on Interstate 35E in Eagan Tuesday morning, resulting in the interstate being closed for hours.
The Eagan Police Department said Officer Kade Eggum was responding to an emergency call when he was hit by the driver of a semi-truck near Yankee Doodle Road. He was taken to Regions Hospital, where he's listed in critical but stable condition.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating, with its incident report stating the officer was merging onto northbound I-35E from Pilot Knobb Road just after 5 a.m. He was traveling in the right lane with his emergency lights activated as he was responding to an emergency call.
The officer attempted to make a left turn at the median crossover at Yankee Doddle Road when he collided with a semi-truck traveling northbound, the report said. The squad car then hit a third vehicle on its passenger side before coming to a rest in the center median.
It's unclear if anyone else was injured in the crash, which occurred at 5:09 a.m. Tuesday.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation's website lists the road still closed as of 11:45 a.m. Tuesday but it had reopened by 1:25 p.m.
Officer Eggum has been with the Eagan Police Department for just over a year, Eagan PD says. A tweet from the Eagan PD on Sept. 21, 2022, shows Eggum being sworn into office at the Eagan City Council meeting on Sept. 20, 2022.
Traffic cameras cut out at time of Eagan crash
The above video is what a MnDOT traffic camera showed during/after a crash involving an Eagan police officer.
The video jumps and cuts out, leaving questions about what happened during that time frame.
MnDOT told FOX 9 it will not be releasing the video for a couple of days, either Friday or Monday.
This is a developing story, please check back for updates.
An Eagan Police Department squad car was involved in a crash that closed Interstate 35E Tuesday morning. (FOX 9)