MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities have released the name of the woman who they say purposefully laid down on Interstate 94 Thursday morning and died after being hit by multiple cars.

Melissa Lewis, 38, of Minneapolis, died around 6:40 a.m. on the interstate, authorities said.

Crews were reportedly aware of the Lewis’ presence on the road and were rushing to the scene. But they were not able to reach her in time.

Investigators closed all three lanes of eastbound I-94 north of 7th Street. As a result, the morning rush slowed to a stop.

The State Patrol said they are seeking two drivers they believe were involved in the incident — one was driving a smaller car and the other a pickup truck.

Comments (9)
  1. Barbara Keegan says:

    Hi, I heard about this at pool therapy yesterday. I was in shock, that was so sad, that she wanted 2 do that 2 herself. I guess she was unhappy w/her life. I wish condolences 2 her families/friends. 😦 bk

  2. julie says:

    why kill others.

    1. jackactionhero says:



      1. Renee says:

        i think she assumes (for some reason) drivers on the road were fatally injured as well.


    Yes my hart went out to this woman why SMH.AND ONLY 38 JESUS HELP HER FAMILY OR KIDS SHE LEFT BEHIND

    1. Knowledge with Wisdom says:

      Any invention is created with a purpose, and you think creator of the heaven and earth and all that in between, who also created JESUS Peace be upon him, created us with out a purpose? Our creator created us to enjoy good and forbid evil and please HIM with worshipping HIM alone via obedience, sincerity and peace. Whoever is not doing so they will not have contempment in their life and they will not be successful in this life or the life after the resurrection. This be a sign to us to find the true purpose of our creator.May Allah guide us to the light and remove doubt from our heart. May Allah guide us to the Straight Way. The Way of those on whom HE have bestowed HIS Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Allah’s Anger, nor of those who went astray.

      1. @ Knowledge with Wisdom says:


        1. Knowledge with Wisdom says:

          Whoever doesn’t know the purpose of being born and do not have a sincere vision to fulfil that purpose, they will not have contempment in their heart and will kill themself in most cases. We are all slave to GODs will who created heaven and earth and all that in between. We have not chose our parents nor we have chose our place of birth, etc. But got gave us a choice to do good and forbid evil.

          1. konjokris says:

            You, KWW are a whack jod. This is deeper than all that religoid banter. I am a slave to my 15 year old kid and not to your “god.”
            I’m sure that thinking is from the bible, another reason not to read such lies.

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