MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A multiple-car crash on Interstate 94 at 49th Avenue in Minneapolis has killed three people and injured five others, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The accident has also blocked traffic on I-94.
The crash, which occurred at 1 p.m. Sunday, shut down the westbound lanes of I-94 until around 5:15 p.m. State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said all the victims were in a minivan that rolled several times, and that several occupants of the van were thrown from the vehicle.
The five injured victims are expected to survive and the occupants of the other two vehicles were not injured, according to Roeske.
WCCO Radio host Steve Thomson was on his way to work when he came across the accident.
A lot of cars stopped to help after the crash. Thomson was on the first people on the scene.
“It was a minivan,” Thomson said. “A couple of people who had been ejected from the vehicle were still alive, but at least three were dead. The woman I covered with a tarp was clearly dead.”
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Susie Jones Reports