Shakopee man killed, three injured in head-on crash in Chaska 21 Nov 11

A Shakopee man driving the wrong way on a Chaska road was killed in a head-on crash Friday evening.

Martin Ballines Rios, 40, of Shakopee died in the accident near the intersection of Audubon Road and Wildflower Lane.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Rios was driving a 1996 Saturn southbound in the northbound lane of Audubon Road when he struck a northbound 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. Chaska Police say Rios died upon impact.

Zachery Utecht, 19, of Victoria, was driving the Silverado with passengers Jason Bren, 19, of Victoria and Mallary Whittaker, 20, of Chaska. None of the Silverado’s occupants was wearing a seatbelt, and all three were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Rios was wearing a seatbelt and alcohol was detected in his system.