A motorist died and a second driver was hurt in a head-on crash Tuesday morning on Hwy. 41 in Chaska.
Spencer Olson, 33, of Chanhassen was killed in the crash. Mary Anne Kulawik, 70, of Sioux City, Iowa was injured, the State Patrol said.
Olson was heading north on Hwy. 41 when his Nissan Sentra crossed the median and struck a southbound Jeep head-on, the patrol said. The Jeep spun around and was hit by a southbound Suburban.
Olson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska where he was pronounced dead, the patrol said.
Kulawik, who was in the Jeep, was taken to M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital with noncritical injuries. She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, which was reported about 9:35 a.m., the patrol said.
Three people in the Suburban, including a 7-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl, were not injured.
Alcohol did not appear to have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation, the patrol said.