A Minnesota highway was covered with an entire truck load worth of corn after the truck driver swerved to avoid a pickup making a U-turn on the highway.
— WCCO Radio (@wccoradio) May 2, 2017
The crash happened in St. Lawrence Township on Highway 169 just after 8 a.m. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a southbound pickup truck driven by 32 year old Justin Peter Kubiczki attempted to make a U-turn on the highway. At the same time, a northbound truck driven by 61 year old Grant Martin Annexstad was approaching. Annexstad swerved to avoid the pickup and rolled his truck, spilling his large load of corn in the northbound lanes of Highway 169.
Kubiczki was not injured. Annexstad suffered only minor injuries.
MSP says that Annexstad was not at fault in the crash. Kubiczki was ticketed for failure to use due care.
The crash shut down the highway in both directions. It has now reopened, but crews are still working to clean up the spilled corn.
The Minnesota State Patrol is warning drivers who use Highway 169 to be on high alert for hungry deer: “this may cause excessive wildlife traffic to[be in] the area.”
169 NB/SB closed at Delaware Ave in Jordan. 2 veh crash, minor injures. Deer will be in the area for corn; use caution while driving. pic.twitter.com/MN5YdOfj4T
— State Patrol PIO (@MSPPIO) May 2, 2017