PLYMOUTH -- A Melrose man was killed when a wrong-way driver struck his vehicle head-on on a Twin Cities interstate.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened at about 4:00 a.m. Friday on Interstate 394 in Plymouth.

Troopers say a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Joseph Maness of Saint Anthony entered the wrong way onto eastbound I-394 from 6th Street in downtown Minneapolis. The vehicle continued to go west in the eastbound lanes until it struck the car head-on at Plymouth Road.

The Patrol says the car was driven by a 30-year-old man from Melrose. He died in the crash and his name has not been released yet.

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His passenger, 21-year-old Neyvia Irias, was taken to HCMC with non-life-threatening injuries.

Maness was taken to North Memorial with non-life-threatening injuries.

The State Patrol says alcohol was a factor in the crash.


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