Bobak Barjasteh, Richard Banidt Killed in Tanker Truck Accident near Northfield
Where: The accident occurred on Highway 19 near Northfield in Rice County, Minnesota.
What Happened: A westbound tanker truck allegedly struck an eastbound car.
- Richard Banidt, driver of tanker truck
- Bobak Barjasteh, driver of car
- Richard Banidt, 59, killed
- Bobak Barjasteh, 28, killed
On or about Monday, October 19th, 2020, around 7:30 in the morning, a collision between a tanker truck and a car claimed the lives of both drivers. The accident happened on Highway 19 just outside Northfield in Rice County, Minnesota.
Deputies from the Sheriff’s Department said that 59-year-old Richard Banidt and 28-year-old Bobak Barjasteh were killed when a westbound tanker truck, driven by Banidt, collided with Barjasteh’s eastbound car. Both victims were pronounced dead a short time after the crash was reported.
An examination of Highway 19 on Google Maps shows a two lane highway that runs east and west through the heart of Northfield, which is located roughly 48 miles south of Minneapolis.
State and local law enforcement agencies are aiding in the accident investigation.
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