• September 19, 2022

Ryan Halvorson Killed in Crash with Semi-Truck on MN-29 in Carlos Township

Carlos Township, MN — September 14, 2022, 29-year-old Ryan Halvorson died in a head-on collision with a semi-truck on State Highway 29 in Douglas County.

Authorities say the incident happened Wednesday afternoon along Highway 29 near North Riverview Drive Northeast. There are few preliminary details about the collision, but Halvorson's vehicle and a commercial semi-truck were both traveling in the area when they somehow crashed head-on in the roadway.

Halvorson, allegedly not wearing a seat belt, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The truck driver was unhurt.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Ryan Halvorson Accident in Carlos Township

When two vehicles collide head-on it usually means one or the other crossed over the center line. If that's what happened here that creates at least two urgent questions: Who crossed over and why?

To get the answers to both questions investigators should look for every source of data they can find and consider all the possible factors of the crash. What does the electronic data from each vehicle say about their speeds and braking? Do debris analysis and tire markings give a more accurate picture of what occurred? Could someone have suffered a medical emergency at the wheel? What condition were the vehicles in, and could a damaged or defective part on either have contributed to the crash? What was visibility like in the area? What about road conditions? Weather? Could someone have been distracted? If so, what had their attention?

Ryan Halvorson Killed in Truck Accident on SH 29 in Carlos Township, MN

Those are just a few of the many questions that must be asked after such a serious accident, but it's uncertain whether all the necessary answers will actually be found. If investigators lack the right training or tools it's possible that important details could slip through the cracks and an incomplete or incorrect narrative might end up on reports, which could be harmful to both drivers. That simply won't do.

Everyone affected by this wreck deserves to know proper attention was paid in order to get the full story. Do the authorities have what it takes to make that happen, or would independent investigations better ensure the truth is found?

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