Two people are dead and three others seriously injured after an SUV’s passing maneuver on a two lane highway ended with a semi jackknifing and crashing into it.
SUV’s Attempt To Pass A Vehicle Causes Semi To Jackknife
The crash occurred around 11:30 a.m. yesterday on Highway 56 in Dakota County, Minnesota. Police say that 31 year old Jason M. Calderara was driving north in an SUV with his wife, 9 year old stepson, and 1 year old daughter.
According to reports, Calderara moved into the southbound lane to pass a vehicle, then cut back into the northbound lane at the last second. This caused a southbound minivan to slam on its brakes, which in turn caused the semi behind it to brake suddenly. The truck jackknifed and hit the SUV in the northbound lane.
Father, Daughter, And Unborn Child Lost In Crash
Calderara and his 1 year old daughter were killed. His wife and stepson were severely injured. Calderara’s wife also lost the baby she was carrying.
The truck driver, 71 year old James B. Sathre, was also hurt, but his injuries weren’t life threatening.