Man Running from Crash Hit and Killed Identified

Authorities say a 20-year-old Mankato, Minn. man, Austin John Grosam, is dead after he was hit by three vehicles after running from a wrong-way crash on Interstate 35W in Burnsville early Saturday.  A state patrol crash report that the individual entered northbound I-35 at Crystal Lake Road while driving south before 3 a.m. Saturday and Grosam’s Ford Fusion struck a Lexus head-on, rolled onto the right shoulder,  and landed on its roof.

Grosam fled the scene into the southbound lanes of traffic and was struck by a semi trailer truck traveling south, as well as two other vehicles, according to the patrol. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  The semi driver wasn’t injured, nor were two other drivers involved in the crash.


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