CLARA CITY -- Jesse Tollakson, 29, from Dawson was killed Wednesday in a head-on collision with a semi tanker near Clara City.
According to the State Patrol, Tollakson was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger pickup west on state Highway 23 around 4:41 p.m. Wednesday when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck an eastbound semi head on.
The driver of the 2012 Kenworth semi, Michael A. Rost, 37, of Osakis, suffered no apparent injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.
The pickup was totaled, and the semi sustained severe damage.
The accident happened about three miles east of Clara City,
Traffic was detoured temporarily around the accident scene Wednesday evening.
The Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, Clara City Police Department and Dawson Police Department assisted at the scene.