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Published December 19 2011

One dead after two-vehicle crash near Rothsay

ROTHSAY, Minn. – One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash south of here Monday afternoon, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.

According to the accident report, a semi trailer driven by 52-year-old Carl Rains of Little Falls, Minn., was entering onto Interstate 94 from the shoulder, heading west. Rains was still accelerating when he was struck in the rear by a 2010 Dodge Avenger.

The driver of the Dodge Avenger died in the accident, the Patrol said.

Rains’ semi was severely damaged in the accident, but he suffered no apparent injuries.

The name of the driver has not yet been released.