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Driver dies when his van hits semi on Interstate 94

CLEARWATER, Minn. -- A motorist was killed during wintry conditions Monday when a minivan rear-ended a stopped semi truck on Interstate 94 in Stearns County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Frederick Paul Meyer, 58, of Clearwater died when his Dodge Caravan struck the back of a semi on eastbound I-94 shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The semi was hauling a large excavator and was stopped in traffic because of weather-related accidents.

Meyer then rear-ended the stopped semi. The collision happened a miles west of County Road 75.

The semi driver, Kelvin Glenn Bartlett, 55, of New Florence, Mo., was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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