Dump truck driver who died after swerving to avoid crash ID’d as Cottage Grove man

Authorities have released the name of the dump truck driver killed Monday in a rollover crash in Inver Grove Heights.

The truck driver — 64-year-old Gregg Ronald Orloff of Cottage Grove — died at the crash scene at Minnesota 55 and Argenta Trail, the Minnesota State Patrol said Tuesday.

Just before 8 a.m., Orloff was driving a dump truck on westbound Minnesota 55 when he swerved to the right to try and avoid rear-ending a car that had slowed for a light change near Argenta Trail, the State Patrol said.

The truck hit the rear of the car, rolled onto its side, left the road and hit a semaphore light.

Orloff was wearing a seat belt, the State Patrol said.

The driver of the car, 47-year-old Katrina Gay Coss of Inver Grove Heights, was not injured, the State Patrol said. She also was wearing a seat belt.


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