Trooper Hurt In Crash

A head on crash involving a Minnesota State Patrol trooper and another driver Tuesday afternoon in Lakeville… Police say 35 year old Sgt. Mike Krukowski was in his Chevrolet Tahoe squad vehicle and headed south on Kenrick Avenue shortly before 4pm yesterday, when a northbound minivan driven by 29-year-old Wesley Briggs veered off Interstate 35, crashed through a barrier fence, and slammed into the trooper’s vehicle head-on. Krukowski was pinned inside his vehicle, but he was freed by first responders and taken by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center with injuries that are not considered life-threatening. Briggs was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center with serious injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.