Authorities ID driver who crossed over median in south Minneapolis and died in a head-on crash

23 March 2022

Authorities on Wednesday identified the driver who crossed into oncoming traffic on a main south Minneapolis thoroughfare and died in a head-on collision.

Elbert C. Robinson, 49, of Minneapolis, was fatally injured in the crash that occurred at about 9:50 a.m. Monday on Hiawatha Avenue near E. 26th Street, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Robinson died less than 30 minutes later at HCMC.

Police said in a statement that Robinson was heading south on Hiawatha Avenue, “crossed over the median into northbound traffic” and collided with a vehicle driven by a man in his mid-70s.

The other motorist survived his injuries and was hospitalized. His identity has yet to be released.

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