UPDATE: Man Killed in Midway Road Crash Identified

Updated: 04/16/2014 9:41 AM
Created: 04/15/2014 2:15 PM

Police have identified the 25-year-old man victim in a traffic accident on Midway Road. Benjamin Edward Snyder, of Wrenshall, was killed when his pickup truck collided head-on with a semi-tractor trailer carrying a crane on Tuesday morning.

The crash happened at about 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of Midway Road and North Cloquet Road in Midway Township, west of Proctor.  According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Snyder was driving south bound on Midway road when his black Toyota Tacoma crossed the center line and collided with the semi-truck. Snyder was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi truck, 58-year-old Michael Bergstrom of Superior, was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Essentia Hospital in Duluth with non-life threatening injuries. The crane truck is owned by Kraemer Crane of Duluth.

Midway Road was closed for several hours due to the investigation.

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