Highway 212 Head-On Turns Fatal 29 Nov 13

A St. Paul man has died from his injuries following a head-on crash on Highway 212 in Olivia Wednesday afternoon. It happened at just after 1pm at the intersection with Highway 71. An eastbound Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by 55-year-old Michael Traxler of Long Prairie collided head-on with a westbound Volkswagon Passat driven by 25-year-old Bu Shwe of St. Paul. Traxler and his passenger escaped injury, but Shwe was taken to North Memorial in Robbinsdale, where he later died. The State Patrol says that he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.