Officials in northern Minnesota say alcohol played a role in a fatal crash early Thanksgiving morning. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened at 1:40 a.m. in Alborn Township, which is about 30 miles northwest of Duluth.
Authorities say a tow truck driver had to be hospitalized early Wednesday morning after a crash on Highway 100 in St. Louis Park. Authorities were called at about 1:30 a.m. to the area of Highway 100 and Highway 7 in St. Louis Park after a flatbed tow truck hit a concrete barrier on the right shoulder of Highway 100.
A Minnetonka Police officer collided with another vehicle while on the way to call early Saturday morning. The officer was headed south on Hopkins Crossroad and was making a left turn east to Highway 7 at about midnight, according to police.
Two good Samaritans traveling through central Minnesota over the weekend used a snorkel to great effect, but not underwater. The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office says the two used the piece of swimming equipment to help a man pinned inside of a car breathe until emergency crews could get him out.
The Minnesota State Patrol is on the scene of a fatal crash west of the Twin Cities Tuesday morning. Authorities were called to the area of Highway 7 and Highway 22, which is just east of Hutchinson, at about 5:33 a .m. on a report of a head-on crash involving two vehicles.
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.
A Litchfield woman says she thought she was going to drown after her truck plunged off an icy road and into a drainage ditch Tuesday. Debra Decker was driving on Highway 7 just west of Hutchinson about at around 5 p.m. when her truck landed on its roof — leaving Decker hanging upside down.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, three people were killed in three separate crashes on wet and icy roads on Monday. The first report of a fatal crash was at 2:00 p.m., when a rollover occurred on northbound Highway 7 in Big Stone County in western Minnesota. A Mercury Grand Marquis went off the road and into a southbound ditch, and then rolled down a steep hill, eventually coming to a rest with the passenger side on the ground. The driver, 85-year-old Donavan Tesch of Clinton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Big Stone County Sheriff’s office says roads were wet at the time of the accident.
The sun was not yet up on Thursday morning when the call came into St Louis Park Police Department. Officer Aaron Trant was among those first on the scene. His first reaction was to jump in and try to save the children.
Driving south on Highway 100 at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, I heard WCCO-AM’s Steve Murphy reporting on a horrific accident. A car was submerged, people trapped inside. I didn’t hear the location. I remember thinking it was likely somewhere by Lake Minnetonka. Suddenly at St. Louis Park traffic slowed, and I saw an ambulance racing with lights and sirens on in the northbound lane.
The State Patrol says 5-year-old Zenavia Rennie died Thursday night. Family attorney Rick Petry says 7-year-old Alarious Coleman-Guerrido also died Thursday night.
Two children have died after being trapped in a car underwater anywhere from 25 to 45 minutes in a holding pond following a crash in St. Louis Park Thursday morning.
Traveling across parts of Minnesota just got a little faster. The Department of Transportation raised the speed limit from 55 to 60 Tuesday on 730-miles of road around the state.
At least one person was killed Tuesday morning in a crash involving four vehicles in Minnetonka, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 7:42 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 7 at County Road 101.
Police are looking for suspects after a 19-year-old was found shot on the 1300 block of Highway 7 early Saturday morning.