Update: Granite Falls, Minn., man killed in accident this morning near Milan, Minn.
MILAN — A Granite Falls man was killed early this morning when an oversized load struck a railroad bridge north of Milan.
George J. Piasecki, 61, was killed when the load came off a semi on Minnesota Highway 7/U.S. Highway 59 and landed on the car he was driving, according to the State Patrol’s online report.
A 2012 Kenworth driven by Dennis R. Clark, 66, of Vernal, Utah, was southbound before 7 a.m. today with an oversized load and struck an overhead railroad bridge, causing the load to come off the truck and land on a 2004 Toyota Camry being driven northbound by Piasecki.
Clark suffered no apparent injury. No alcohol was detected in either driver, the Patrol said.
The car was totaled, and the semi had moderate damage.
The accident led to the highway being closed all morning.
Assisting at the scene were Milan Fire, Appleton Ambulance, Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.