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Pickup truck driver killed in I-94 crash in Otter Tail County

The crash happened at about 7:23 p.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of I-94 near Dalton, Minnesota.

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DALTON, Minn. — A pickup truck driver died in a collision with a semi on Interstate 94 in Otter Tail County on Thursday, Feb. 24, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The crash happened at about 7:23 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-94 near Dalton, a Minnesota town about 70 miles southeast of Fargo.

A 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was headed east on I-94 and stopped in a lane of traffic, the patrol said.

A 2021 Volvo semi was also traveling east and collided with the pickup, the patrol said.

It's unclear why the pickup was stopped in a lane of traffic. The road conditions at the time were dry, the patrol said.

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The pickup driver, 53-year-old Waldemar Eswein of West Kelowna, British Columbia, died in the crash. He was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.

The driver of the semi, 49-year-old Ephrem Ayalow Wendirad, of Toronto, was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.

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