Head-on crash kills Pequot Lakes man, closes part of Highway 371

The state patrol had a district investigator, a crash reconstruction specialist, a commercial vehicle inspector and two road troopers on the scene.A portion of Highway 371 is closed near the crash site as emergency personnel work the scene to investigate the crash. Recommended for youTicked: Nisswa woman learns to live with rare allergyAccident has Hwy. Traffic has been rerouted for hours, sending motorists around East Twin Lake to Wilderness road, Crow Wing County Road 107 and Olson Road. in Sibley Township in Crow Wing County. 1 / 3Northbound traffic is being directed as indicated by the orange arrows. The state patrol reported the Pequot Lakes man was driving a 1998 Ford truck north on Highway 371, when it hit a jersey barrier on the right and went across the highway in the southbound lane, hitting a 1998 Peterbilt semitrailer head-on. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch3 / 3PEQUOT LAKES—A 60-year-old Pequot Lakes man was killed Thursday morning when the truck he was driving hit a semitrailer head-on on Highway 371, south of Pequot Lakes. 371 closed north of NisswaThe Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash at 6:31 a.m. The semitrailer was a logging truck that wasn’t loaded.The name of the deceased is expected to be released Thursday night, pending notification of family.The state patrol reported the Pequot Lakes man did not have his seat belt on.The driver of the semitrailer, Daniel T. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration2 / 3Minnesota State Patrol officials examine a vehicle involved in a fatal collision Thursday morning on Highway 371 south of Pequot Lakes. Recommended for youTicked: Nisswa woman learns to live with rare allergyAccident has Hwy. Southbound traffic is following the route indicated by the green arrows. Jackson, 60, Hackensack was not injured.The Pequot Lakes police and fire departments, the Nisswa Fire Department, the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office and North Memorial Ambulance assisted the state patrol at the scene. 371 closed north of Nisswa