Fatal Crash/Carver County 03 May 14

(Chanhassen, MN/Minnesota News Network) — A Dassel man is dead after a head-on crash Thursday afternoon in Chanhassen.

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office says a van driven by 53-year-old James O’Brien of Chaska hit a guardrail, swerved into the oncoming lane and struck a car driven by 29-year-old Eli Russel. Russel died at the scene.

O’Brien was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

The cause of the fatal collision is still under investigation.