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Truck driver killed in crash on County Road 46

This semi trailer crashed along County Road 46 just west of Goodwin Avenue Thursday afternoon. Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson

A 38-year-old Oklahoma man, Franklin Duane Conley, died in a one vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on Dakota County Road 46, west of Goodwin Avenue.

According to the Dakota County Sheriff's office, Conley, driving a semi trailer was eastbound, drove off the roadway into the ditch, and hit some power wires. A small grass fire resulted.

Hastings Fire and Ambulance responded to the scene.

Conley was pronounced dead at the scene.

A portion of County Road 46 near Goodwin Ave. was closed for traffic in both directions Thursday following the crash.