MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - A wrong-way crash closed Interstate 94 near Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis for five hours Tuesday morning.
The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday morning. The wrong-way driver, identified by the State Patrol as Taylor Gilbert, was driving east on westbound I-94 when he collided with a truck being driven by Abdinasir Mohamed .
Shari was able to escape the truck before it caught on fire.
Gilbert, and a passenger riding him with him were both injured and taken to HCMC.
Westbound I-94 remained closed until about 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Fox 9 photojournalist Greg Kellogg was commuting on I-94 when Gilbert drove past him.
"I was shocked, I was trying to get the guy's attention," Kellogg said. "I honked, I flashed my lights at him, I just hoped for the best."
The State Patrol say Gilbert was impaired by alcohol at the time of the crash.