Belle Plaine Man Dies in Highway 169 Crash | News
A 34-year-old Belle Plaine man is dead after a crash on Highway 169 at Highway 282 around midnight Tuesday.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Tony Ess was driving a 2000 Ford Super Duty north on Highway 169 when he stopped at a green light.
Vernon Nelson, 79, of Sioux Falls was driving a 2004 Volvo, and was unable to stop. He rear ended the truck. It was pushed into the right ditch, and landed upside down.
Ess died in the crash, and Nelson sustained minor injuries. Additional details have not been released.