MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It was a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads as many headed out to cabins or other weekend destinations for Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that of 466 crashes over the holiday weekend, three were deadly and 228 involved injuries.
Lt. Eric Roeske said the number of crashes is less than during winter months but can be more dangerous.
“People tend to travel more in the summer, and are more relaxed because they are not concerned about the weather. In fact, we see more people lose their lives in the summer months,” he said.