Crash on Highway 36 kills east metro man

3:14 PM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Minn. - One man is dead and another recovering from injuries after a crash in the east metro Thursday morning.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 42-year-old John Larson of Marine on St. Croix was eastbound on State Highway 36, taking a left onto Manning Avenue when he was struck by a westbound vehicle shortly after 6 a.m.

Witnesses say Larson had a green arrow, suggesting he had the right of way unless there was an equipment malfunction.

The driver of the 2010 Dodge Caravan that hit Larson's 1997 Saturn is a 40-year-old Bayport man. He suffered minor injuries in the crash.

No word yet if any criminal charges will be filed in the incident.

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