UPDATE: Minnesota highway work zone crash kills 2 workers

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol has identified two workers killed when a sports car swerved off a Twin Cities highway and crashed into a construction zone.

The victims are 47-year-old Craig D. Carlson of Ramsey and 44-year-old Ronald J. Rajkowski of St. Joseph. The patrol says they worked for Egan Co. of Brooklyn Park, a contractor.

A third worker was not hurt.

The patrol says a 21-year-old man from Raymore, Mo., was driving a Mitsubishi 3000GT alone and was not hurt. The driver is cooperating with investigators and was not arrested.

The crash happened about 12:30 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 35W in Burnsville. The area was reduced to one lane after the crash but reopened in time for evening rush hour.


BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — One worker is dead and another seriously hurt after a car ran off Interstate 35W into a construction zone in Burnsville.

Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says the men were doing electrical work on the right shoulder when they were struck about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Roeske says a third worker, who witnessed the crash, was not hurt. He says the workers were not MnDOT employees but were working for a company installing another MnPASS lane on the freeway.

A 21-year-old man was driving the car. He had no passengers and was not hurt or arrested.

Roeske says the stretch of road was straight and dry. The area where the crash happened is down to one lane.

Names of the victims have not been released. The crash is under investigation.