Semi crashes into hotel

A semitruck crashed into River Hills Hotel on Monday after veering down a ridge off of Highway 14.

The Free Press

MANKATO — A Waseca man died Monday after driving a semitruck off Highway 14 and crashing into River Hills Hotel.

Larry Dean Tiede, 64, was the motorist in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

He was reportedly driving a 2005 Freightliner eastbound on the highway at 4:26 p.m. when he left the roadway, according to the State Patrol. The semi then appeared to go down a ridge and cross Raintree Road before ramming into the pillars outside the hotel’s entrance.

The driver was unbelted/unrestrained, according to the State Patrol.

Road conditions were dry.

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