State Patrol: 4 Deaths Linked To Winter Storm

PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) — A least four people died in accidents on roads left slippery by the first significant snowstorm of the season to strike Minnesota.

Plymouth police say a pedestrian helping a driver who spun out was hit by another vehicle that spun out around 12:15 a.m. Saturday on Highway 169. The pedestrian died at the scene. That person’s name hasn’t been released.

fatal semi accident State Patrol: 4 Deaths Linked To Winter Storm

A truck driver died in a fatal crash near Duluth Friday (credit: Cloquet Area Fire District)

The State Patrol says a 58-year-old St. Paul man died around 9:30 p.m. Friday when his pickup spun out on Highway 169 and rolled in Princeton. His name hasn’t been released.

Two others died in storm-related crashes Friday morning. They were a 44-year-old Duluth trucker who went off Interstate 35 into the St. Louis River in Scanlon, and a 26-year-old Pierz man who died in a crash on Highway 25 near Brainerd.

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