Fatal Crashes

State Officials Say Traffic Deaths Are Lowest In 70 YearsMinnesota's roads are becoming safer. But in the same breath, state officials say this year traffic fatalities are up. Authorities say 361 people died in crashes on Minnesota roads last year. That's the lowest amount since 1944.
State Patrol To Crack Down On Excessive Speeding July 10-26The Minnesota State Patrol launched a new campaign Thursday morning in an effort to keep drivers safe across the state this summer. The State Patrol said more than 300 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota will be involved in conducting speed patrols over the next three weekends, starting Friday.
DPS: 100 Minnesota Traffic Fatalities In 2015Minnesota reached a grim milestone Tuesday after two fatal crashes pushed the state's 2015 traffic fatality number to 100. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety says a head-on crash killed two drivers in Carlton, and a roll-over crash in St. Louis County killed a man who was not wearing his seat belt.
DPS: Deadly Start To February On Minn. RoadsIn a deadly start to the month, 13 people have been killed in motor vehicle crashes on Minnesota roads, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
'U' Develops Smart Phone App For Teen DriversCar crashes are the leading cause of deaths for teenagers. That's why researchers at the University of Minnesota are using smart phones to keep teens safe behind the wheel. The Teen Driver Support System, or TDSS, is like having an extra parent in the car at all times.
Minn. Co. Donates Rumble Strips To Deadly Hwy.A Minnesota road construction company is stepping in to help improve safety on a west metro highway. Diamond Surface Inc. will donate time and resources to add rumble strips to Highway 12. In the last eight months, four people have died on a stretch of Highway 12 near Maple Plain from head-on crashes.
At Least 4 Die In Crashes As Storm Hits MinnesotaAt least two people have died in crashes on icy roads as the first blast of wintry weather hits Minnesota. The State Patrol says in south-central Minnesota, a car driver was killed after losing control and colliding with a semi-truck.
Extra Patrols To Look For Impaired Drivers Over HalloweenIf you're planning on going out and drinking for Halloween, authorities say you better plan to have a sober ride home. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Thursday that extra patrols will be out for Halloween and the weekend looking for impaired drivers.
2 Men Plead Guilty In Minneapolis Fatal CrashesTwo men have pleaded guilty in separate drunken driving crashes in Minneapolis that each resulted in a death.
DPS: 3 Fatal Crashes, 425 DWI Arrests Over Memorial Day WeekendIt 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.
DPS: Plan A Sober Ride For Fishing OpenerAs anglers head out for the 2014 Fishing Opener, authorities are sending out a reminder to plan for a sober ride if you plan on drinking this weekend. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said officers will be out in full force Friday in at least 25 counties around the state.
State Patrol: Plan A Sober Ride For St. Patrick's DayIf you plan on going out for the St. Patrick's Day weekend, authorities said you'll want to make sure you have a sober ride. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Thursday the State Patrol will have extra squads out over the weekend looking for impaired drivers.