The 19-year-old driver of a car that lost control on an icy highway near Sleepy Eye, killing four people, is still recovering in the hospital.
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.
Beltrami authorities are advising no travel in the county on Saturday due to icy conditions.
A high school senior has died in a truck-train crash near Austin in southern Minnesota.
Auto body shops around the metro are repairing vehicles damaged in this weekend’s ice storm.
Hennepin County Medical Center’s emergency room was very busy Saturday night and all day Sunday from the icy conditions.