A 57-year-old man from Canby died Tuesday after driving into a construction zone on Minnesota Highway 68 in western Minnesota where his vehicle struck a sign and rolled over, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
According to the release, Allen Hanson, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel who found his vehicle in a cornfield following the crash on County Road 36 1/2 west of Highway 75. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
Saturday's storm tore open two roofs and allowed water to pour through ventilation ducts into classrooms and hallways, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to the Yellow Medicine East School. Storm cleanup is underway in Granite Falls, where it could take two to three weeks to remove all of the downed trees.