Owatonna man injured in wrong-way I-35 crash with semi, alcohol suspected

(Rochester, MN) – An Owatonna man was injured in a  head-on collision with a semi early Wednesday morning,  in a wrong-way crash on I-35 that the Minnesota State Patrol says involved alcohol.

2001 Toyota Camry driven by Samuel Dominguez, 21, was southbound in the northbound lanes on I-35 south of Faribault when it collided head-on with a semi at around 1:08 a.m.

The State Patrol report indicates that there were two semi tractors involved in the crash.  It wasn’t immediately clear which truck Domiguez collided with, or how the other was involved.  Richard Lee Minton, 45, of Maryville, MO, was operating a 2011 Kenworth Tractor, and Earl Martin, age 53, of Owen, Wisconsin, was driving a 2011 Peterbuilt.

Minton was transported to District One Hospital in Faribault with non-life threatening injuries.    Martin wasn’t injured.

Dominguez received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to North Memorial hospital.  The state patrol says that he was under the influence of alcohol.

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