Fatal freak accident temporarily closes 694 in Oakdale


courtesy of Washington County Washington County’s Hadley Avenue/Highway 36 interchange redesign aims to alleviate congestion from traffic going to and from popular Oakdale places like Marcus Cinema. Construction will begin at the end of the month and run through 2020.

A semi driver’s load broke through his cabin and killed him while on Highway 694. 

Nelson Masse, 26, was driving south on I-694 in Oakdale hauling a load of steel beams during the late morning hours of March 2. 

When he hit the brakes near Fourth Street, the steel beams broke into the cab and killed him, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. 

No crashes occurred as a result of the freak accident. The state patrol closed southbound I-694 at the site of the accident shortly before noon. It was back open by 2 p.m.

 

—Solomon Gustavo

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