UPDATE: Man Killed in Brooklyn Park Wrong-Way Driver Crash
**NOTE This story has been updated to indicate the crash was a fatal with victim now identified
A wrong-way driver crash that closed the northbound lanes of Highway 169 in Brooklyn Park Wednesday morning claimed the life of a 22-year-old Minneapolis man. Ahmud Quadir Carrington was the driver of a Chevy Impala headed north when he was struck by the wrong-way driver, the Minnesota State Patrol said.
Authorities say the wrong-way driver was a 28-year-old woman from Lester Prairie. She was driving a Nissan Altima traveling south in the northbound lanes of 169 near County Road 81 in Brooklyn Park shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday when her vehicle collided with the Impala, authorities said.
The Altima’s driver and three passengers from the Impala were taken to North Memorial Health Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The State Patrol hasn’t released the condition of the Impala’s driver. The State Patrol’s incident report notes that alcohol was involved in the crash.
Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove police and fire departments, Osseo police, and Hennepin County Sheriff deputies responded to the crash.