State Trooper Pleads Guilty To Going 94 In 55 ZoneA Minnesota State Trooper has entered a guilty plea in a speeding case after he was caught in April going 94 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Patrol: Freezing Rain Making Travel In NW Minn. TreacherousThe State Patrol is urging drivers in northern Otter Tail and southern Becker counties to be extra cautious Monday morning as freezing rain has made roadways treacherous.
Highway Was Dry When Vehicles Collided In Mankato, Killing 3 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, authorities said.
Freezing Rain Causes 20+ Semi CrashesThe Minnesota State Patrol says freezing rain contributed to more than 20 semi-trucks going off the road Friday in west central and northwest Minnesota. Sgt. Jesse Grabow says 38 crashes were reported as of Friday afternoon, 20 of which involved semis. Twenty-seven of the crashed were rollovers, according to Grabow.
State Patrol: 3 Killed In 3 Separate Crashes On Wet, Icy RoadsAccording 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.
Patrol Re-Opens I-94 Between Alexandria, Fergus FallsExtremely icy conditions had closed a significant section of westbound Interstate 94 Friday night in northwestern Minnesota, the State Patrol said.