BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Two MnDOT employees were injured in a crash in a work zone on Interstate 35 just north of Cliff Road in Burnsville on Sunday.

The crash occurred at about 4 p.m. in an area where crews have been working on building a dike to divert floodwaters.

The two workers were placing traffic cones to mark lane closures on I-35 when a vehicle hit the MnDOT truck.

One of the workers, a 57-year-old from Rockford, suffered non-life threatening injuries. The other, 43-year-old Ronald McDeid of Champlin, suffered serious injuries and is listed in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center.

"Every day, our employees put on their boots and hard hats and work to make the roads safer for motorists," said Sue Mulvihill, MnDOT Deputy Commisioner and Chief Engineer. "It is critical that drivers remember that public employees have a right to return home safely to their families at the end of their shift."

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.

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