(Mankato, MN) – A Mankato man was killed in a wrong-way crash on Highway 169 Friday night at 8:30.

The Minnesota State Patrol hasn’t released the man’s name, but the crash report indicates the man is 65-years-old and drove a 1991 Ford Explorer.

The patrol says the Explorer entered the northbound lanes of Highway 169 from the exit ramp at County Road 8 going the wrong direction and collided with a Kenworth Conventional truck in Henderson Township.

The truck driver, Luis Eriberto Tamay Lema, 40, of St. Louis Park, was taken to Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  There were no passengers in either vehicle.

According to the state patrol the fatal crash involved an occupant not wearing a seat belt.

The Mankato man’s name is expected to be released later today.

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