Man dies in crash in Mall of America parking lot

Published 3:06 pm Saturday, August 4, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — One person is dead and two are injured after a crash in a Mall of America parking lot.

Bloomington Deputy Police Chief Rick Hart said a rental truck that was too tall for the opening hit an overhead concrete and steel support beam as it entered a parking ramp. Hart says the beam fell on the truck’s cab, killing the 52-year-old driver and injuring two others.

Hart said the accident happened about 8:30 p.m. Friday.

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A structural engineering team was in the lot Friday evening, assessing the damage. The lot entrance was closed.