Mankato Man Killed While Running From Metro Crash Identified

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP/SMN) — Authorities say a 20-year-old Mankato man is dead after he was hit by three vehicles after running from a wrong-way crash on Interstate 35W in Burnsville early Saturday.

A state patrol crash report says 20-year-old Austin John Grosam entered northbound I-35 at Crystal Lake Road while driving south before 3 a.m. Saturday. The State Patrol said Grosam’s Ford Fusion struck a Lexus head-on and then rolled onto the right shoulder, landing on its roof.

Grosam fled the scene into the southbound lanes of traffic and was struck by a semitrailer truck traveling south, as well as two other vehicles, according to the patrol. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Lexus driver, Hossam Hassan Elsa Elsayed, 27, of Burnsville, was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The semi driver wasn’t injured, nor were two other drivers involved in the crash.

It’s unknown whether Grosam consumed alcohol before the crash, according to the patrol.