Fatal Crash In Jordan (update) 13 Sep 11

A 34-year-old Belle Plaine man is dead after a rear-end collision on Highway 169 in Jordan Monday night. It happened at about 11:20pm at the intersection with Highway 282. A northbound Ford Super Duty pickup truck driven by Tony Ess of Belle Plaine had stopped at a green light when it was rear-ended by a Volvo truck driven by 79-year-old Vernon Nelson of Sioux Falls, who was unable to stop in time. The Super Duty was then pushed into the ditch and landed upside down. Ess was not wearing a seatbelt, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Nelson was hospitalized in Shakopee with minor injuries.