Update: The accident report has been updated to include the name of the driver as James Joseph Peifer, 61, of Brooklyn Center.
Fatal accident Saturday on I-94 near Sauk Centre
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department, Sauk Centre Fire Department, as well as the Sauk Centre Ambulance Department were called out this morning to assist the Minnesota State Patrol at the scene of a one-vehicle accident on I-94. The accident occurred Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7:54 a.m. one mile east of Highway 71, in Sauk Centre Township.
The vehicle, a 2015 Freightliner tractor trailer, was westbound on I-94, went off the road and struck trees. Road conditions were dry at the time of the accident.
The driver, a 61-year-old male from Brooklyn Center, has not been identified. Information on the driver will be released today at 8 p.m.
Other information is believed to be complete.