A man is in the hospital after a 100-pound propane tank exploded inside his minivan early Sunday afternoon, according to the St. Paul Fire Department. Deputy Chief Pat Smith says a Dodge Caravan was parked outside of Walmart, located at 1450 University Ave., when the tank blew up and injured the driver inside.
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 58-year-old man has died after his minivan went off the road and into a pond in Eagan Friday morning. According to police, a witness saw a minivan leave the roadway at Lexington Avenue and Clubview Drive at 7:33 a.m. The minivan, driven by Thomas Heinz Iwen of St. Paul, went down a 10-foot retaining wall and crashed upside down into a collection pond. Iwen was extricated from his vehicle by Eagan firefighters. He was taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he later died.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash involving a semi that left a plume of smoke over Highway 55 on Friday morning in Golden Valley. The state patrol said the incident took place at Highway 55 and Boone. One is dead, and the status of the other driver is unknown. The semi truck had reportedly burst into flames.
A Moorhead father has pleaded not guilty in the death of his baby who was left in a hot minivan for several hours. It was about 80 degrees outside the day Andrew Sandstrom left his 5-month-old daughter in her car seat last month.
Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with manslaughter after his 5-month-old daughter died after being left for hours in a hot minivan last week. The Clay County Attorney’s office charged 24-year-old Andrew Sandstrom with one count of second-degree manslaughter.
Police in Moorhead say a 5-month-old girl has died after being left in a minivan for hours. Authorities arrived at the scene about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday and learned the girl had been left in a car seat inside the vehicle for about four hours. The first responder found that the infant girl had been moved to a nearby apartment and began administering CPR. However, the child was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have teamed up with Crime Stoppers to find the suspect in the April 2 shooting that killed 34-year-old Tommy Bardney on the 1000 block of Humboldt Avenue North in Minneapolis.
An apparent road rage incident in Doge County Tuesday afternoon involved a driver flashing a gun from inside a maroon minivan, authorities said.
A woman was critically injured after a car fell on her while she was changing a tire on the side of the road in Itasca County, Minn.
Six people had to go to the hospital after a rollover crash early Wednesday morning.
A Wisconsin woman was critically injured when her minivan collided with a cow on a Minnesota interstate.
Crystal Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a motorized scooter driver seriously injured.
A Stillwater businessman has come to the rescue of an area Girl Scout troop.
St. Paul Police say they’re investigating after a hit-and-run driver struck a 6-year-old boy with a rear-view mirror.