Hayward, MN (KROC-AM News)- A truck driver was hospitalized after his semi tipped over on an exit ramp in southern Minnesota

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The State Patrol responded to the traffic incident around 11:40 p.m. Monday. 

The semi tipped over after the truck driver lost control of the large vehicle as it was navigating the slick ramp during a snowfall. 


The state crash report says the semi truck was exiting eastbound I-90 at Freeborn County Rd. 46 near Hayward, which is about 10 miles east of Albert Lea. 

Minnesota State Patrol photo
Minnesota State Patrol photo

The truck driver is identified as 28-year-old Ivaylo Hristov Balabanov of Arlington, IL. He was taken to the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Albert Lea with what are being described as non-life-threatening injuries. 

He was buckled up and alcohol was not involved, the report says. The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office assisted the State Patrol at the scene.

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