Wrong-way crash closes I-94 in Minneapolis for 5 hours

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.