Every morning, Jim Morrison looks forward to his routine jog down seldom-driven 215th Avenue, where wildlife and cattle are often his only company. But a half mile into his jog Monday morning, the scenery would turn into anything but ordinary. “So I saw rabbit tracks and I saw deer tracks and I saw turkey tracks, and then I come about here and then there’s tire tracks,” Morrison said. He followed the tracks through the snow, through a fence and into a creek bed below. That’s where he found a truck was nearly upside down in the water.
For the first time, the mother of two of the children involved in a deadly accident in a St. Louis Park retention pond is speaking out.
The intersection near the site of a St. Louis Park crash that claimed the lives of two children has seen 18 crashes from 2010-2012, including one last year in which another vehicle went into the same storm water pond. Minnesota Department of Transportation spokeswoman Bobbie Dahlke says the figure is “relatively low” for an intersection with signals. She says the crash figure includes the whole intersection, not just the ramp where a 23-year-old woman veered into the pond Thursday. Five children were with Marion Guerrido when the car became submerged. Authorities say two died, while three remained hospitalized.
The state patrol is investigating a fatal one-car accident in Anoka County after it crashed into a portable message board on the passenger’s side. Passenger Peggy Koecher, 48, of Stacy, Minn., died after the car veered off the right side of the road around 7 p.m. on Tuesday while traveling northbound on I-35W at County Road 14.
Two people are hospitalized with serious injuries after a head-on collision late Monday afternoon near New Prague. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 18-year-old Justin Nelson of Farmington was driving eastbound on Highway 19, west of Church Avenue, when his 1995 Honda Accord crossed the center lane. Nelson collided head-on with 35-year-old Elizabeth Alvarez of Le Sueur, who was driving a 2000 Chevy Blazer.
Two people were killed in a car crash in Dakota County Saturday afternoon. According to the State Patrol, 21-year-old Lui Thein was driving southbound on Hwy 52, just north of Cannon Falls. When turning eastbound onto 280th Street, Thein didn’t yield to northbound traffic and was broadsided 23-year-old Christina Chen of Rochester.
A Hampton Township man was charged Friday with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with a car crash last November. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 27-year-old Keri James Gesme was driving his pickup truck on Hwy 50 at speeds between 83 and 106 miles per hour on Nov. 8, 2012.
Nine people have life threatening injuries after a motor vehicle struck an Amish buggy in western Wisconsin.
A car rollover in Fridley has injured seven passengers, including a 4-year-old boy, early Saturday evening.
A man and his 1-year-old mastiff were reunited after they were both ejected from their vehicle in a rollover crash earlier this week.
When did I get to be the grownup? Some of the things that come out of my mouth have made me pause and look around for who actually said that. This happened the other day in the car. In the car that wasn’t totaled.
A car crashed through the front window of Dorothy Ann Bakery in Woodbury Saturday afternoon. About 50 people were inside for a wedding cake sampling event at the e time of the accident.
A 16-year-old girl from Sacred Heart, Minn., died Friday after a two-car crash in Yellow Medicine County, authorities say.
A 50-year-old Oakdale man was seriously injured Saturday morning after pulling over to check on the drivers from a minor crash, the Minnesota State Patrol says, as icy conditions played a role.
A mom driving with her toddler daughter fell asleep, crashed into an overpass and plunged into the Red Cedar River near Menomonie, Wis. on Sunday.