Semi crashes off bridge, sinks into Sauk Lake

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says a semi driver is in the hospital after crashing over a bridge and into Sauk Lake on Monday morning.

According to the state patrol, a semi hauling animal parts was traveling on Highway 71 north of Sauk Centre when it crashed through a guardrail and went off a bridge into Sauk Lake.

While the semi was sinking, the driver was able to get out of the cab by smashing a window.

The driver was taken by ambulance to the Sauk Centre Hospital.