By Associated Press - Monday, February 1, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Bloomington officials say one city public works employee is dead and another seriously hurt after a sport utility vehicle rear-ended their truck last week.

Thirty-eight-year-old Tyler Lenort was a passenger in a city truck on snow-removal duty when the crash happened Thursday.

City officials said Monday that Lenort later died from his injuries. He was a city employee for 15 years.

The driver of the truck, 56-year-old Daryl Bittmann of Minneapolis, was injured. A hospital spokeswoman tells the Star Tribune that Bittmann is in satisfactory condition at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Officials say the public works vehicle was stopped, with a large, lighted arrow directing traffic to move over.



KARE-TV reports the SUV driver remains hospitalized. Police believe alcohol and excessive speed were factors in the crash.

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