Snow is creating slick roads Wednesday morning north and west of the Twin Cities and has resulted in at least one fatal crash. The Minnesota State Patrol is on the scene of a fatality accident involving four vehicles, two of which are semi-trucks, on Interstate 94 in Clay County.
Authorities are investigating a crash between a pick-up truck and a semi Sunday night in Kandiyohi County that killed one person and injured several others, including two children.
Authorities said Monday that criminal charges won’t be filed in a Jan. 5 crash in Winona that killed four people, including the driver. The Winona County Sheriff’s Office said the driver, Christina Hauser, had a blood alcohol level of .168 at the time of the crash and was speeding. The sheriff’s office said that because Hauser died, she couldn’t face criminal charges in the case.
One of the two men killed in Friday’s head-on crash near Orono has been identified. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office, 50-year-old Steve Francis Crowley of Delano was driving one of the vehicles involved in the fatal accident, which occurred just before 7 a.m. on Highway 12 near County Road 6. The name of the other victim has not yet been released.
A 29-year-old woman will face criminal charges for a fatal crash in Apple Valley last April which killed a 66-year-old man. According to the Dakota County Attorney’s office, Amanda Leanna Schlachter of Apple Valley was charged Wednesday with one count of criminal vehicular homicide and three counts of criminal vehicular operation resulting in substantial bodily harm in connection with a crash on April 6, 2013.
A 61-year-old woman from western Wisconsin was killed Friday after getting into a crash with a semi-truck, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the crash at about 10:19 a.m. Friday on State Highway 87 near 250th Avenue in Sterling Township.
A 51-year-old Minnesota man was killed Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash on snow-covered roads in western Wisconsin, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.
Icy conditions were a major factor in a broadside crash west of the Twin Cities Tuesday night that killed on driver and sent another to the hospital, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
The highway was dry between St. Peter and Mankato when a car crossed the center median and hit an oncoming truck, killing three and injuring three others. Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow says a Dodge Caliber crossed the centerline Sunday and collided with a Ford F-150 pickup on Highway 169.
One person was killed and another injured after a head-on crash involving two vehicles Monday morning in western Minnesota, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 6:08 a.m. Monday on Highway 15 one mile south of the town of Winthrop, which is near Hutchinson.
The Minnesota State Patrol says two people were killed in a head-on crash on Highway 169 Sunday afternoon in Mankato. The accident involved a Dodge Caliber and a Ford pickup truck. The State Patrol says more information will be released later on Sunday.
A 30-year-old New York man was killed late Tuesday night after the motorcycle he was riding on Interstate 394 hit a pothole and threw him from the vehicle, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A 56-year-old man from Hayward was killed in a snowmobile crash late Saturday evening. According to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. on Spider Lake in the town of the same name.
Sleepy Eye High School will be open to students, despite a day off from classes. School district administrators will open the school from 10 a.m. to noon Monday for students to gather and deal with the deaths of four young people killed in a Friday night car crash.
Four people are dead after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 14 near Sleepy Eye. The State Patrol says Saturday morning that the victims are all male. Two were 17 years old, one was 18, and one was 20 years old. Their names and other details were expected to be released at a Saturday news conference.