1 Dead in Minivan vs. Cement Truck Crash Near Independence

Updated: 10/31/2012 7:54 AM KSTP.com By: Michelle Knoll

A deadly accident shut down Highway 12 at County Road 90 near Independence.

Police on the scene say a minivan heading west crossed the center line and hit a cement truck. When crews arrived the minivan was full engulfed in flames. It is unclear how many people were inside at the time, but at least one person is dead.

The fire also sparked a small grass fire. Crews were able to get it out quickly.

The highway was closed in both directions for several hours.