State Patrol: 9 injured in 29-vehicle crash on I-94 in Monticello, lanes reopened – KSTP

According to an update from the Minnesota State Patrol, firefighters worked to extinguish the fires created by the crash on the interstate near Highway 25.

Twenty-nine vehicles were involved in the crash, half of them were semis. Poor visibility and challenging road conditions due to a snow squall made travel difficult in the area at the time of the crash.

Nine people were transported to the hospital with what appear to be minor injuries. 

Several drivers left the scene before first responders arrived. The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for those drivers or anyone else with information regarding this incident to contact them at 320-223-6666.

State patrol reports one of the semi-trucks was hauling tractor tires. Cleanup continues, the state patrol reported late Thursday afternoon, with oil and debris remaining on the road.

I94 WB Monticello – cleanup efforts continue. A lot of oil and debris on the road. Anticipating an early evening opening. Will post here. More info

— Sgt. Jesse Grabow (@MSPPIO_NW) November 12, 2020

Follow updates on the road closures here.

I94 WB at Monticello is OPEN – both WB & EB are open. Please drive w/care and #BuckleUp

— Sgt. Jesse Grabow (@MSPPIO_NW) November 13, 2020

Click the video box above to watch video of the crash submitted by JoseLuis Acuna Del Valle.

An earlier version of this report appears below.

A major crash on I-94 in Monticello has closed westbound traffic.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, a semi was on fire on I-94 near Highway 25 in Monticello after the crash. 

MnDOT reports that the crash may involve up to 16 vehicles.

The driver of the semi is reported to be OK.

Westbound traffic on I-94 is closed at exit 201 in Albertville. 

Stay with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS and for updates on this developing news.

UPDATE: I-94 WB now closed in Albertville at Cty 19! You can also exit at Hwy 101 in Rogers and travel north to Hwy 10!

— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) November 12, 2020

Check out the smoke from this semi fire! I-94 WB just east of Monticello.

— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) November 12, 2020

Another view! Lanes blocked on I-94 WB east of Hwy 25. A LOT of cars involved in this crash involving a semi that is on fire. Expect major traffic delays as the snow is complicating things here too.

— KSTP Traffic (@kstptraffic) November 12, 2020

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