Minnesota State Patrol
From being struck on traffic stops to dangerous chases, the Minnesota State Patrol logged nearly 300 damaged cruisers last year. A WCCO investigation looked at what can happen on the road in the course of a year.
In Mariucci Arena, garnished with maroon and gold, marched the 50 newest members of the Minnesota State Patrol. The 56th training academy class had completed an arduous 16 weeks of law enforcement training and was sharply dressed in their new maroon uniforms.
Authorities say a Wright County sheriff’s deputy suffered non-life threatening injuries after her cruiser was involved in a crash with a school bus Tuesday afternoon near the St. Michael-Albertville border.
An 81-year-old Hutchinson man died Sunday morning in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 7 just east of Hutchinson, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 9:53 a.m. on Highway 7 in McLeod County.
One person is dead after their truck veered into a ditch, struck several trees and started on fire Friday afternoon. University of Minnesota police say the accident happened at about 2:47 p.m. on Cleveland Avenue near Larpenteur Avenue.
A motorcyclist from Rice is dead after a crash in Stearns County early Tuesday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The crash happened at about 6:48 p.m. on Highway 23 at County Road 123 in Paynesville.
The Minnesota State Patrol recognized an Air National Guardsman for risking his life to save another. Robert Renning was awarded the Meritorious Citizenship Award for bending back the door frame of a burning SUV and pulling the driver, Michael Johannes, to safety.
One man is dead and a woman is injured after a crash Friday afternoon in Cottonwood County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the fatal crash happened at about 1:04 p.m. on Highway 60 near 570th Avenue in Mountain Lake.
The Minnesota State Patrol says two people died and two others were injured in a head-on highway crash in Carlton County.
Two people are dead and a three-year-old child is seriously injured after a head-on crash Tuesday morning in Carlton County. The Minnesota State Patrol says a Chevy Impala crossed the centerline of Highway 45 near Interstate 35, striking an Oldsmobile 88 head-on at about 8:24 a.m.
A Twin Cities man was seriously injured in a rollover crash in Maple Grove Sunday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded at about 4:15 p.m. Sunday to the area of eastbound Interstate 694 on the ramp to southbound Highway 169 on a report of a rollover crash.
Two Minneapolis women were seriously injured Friday night after their vehicle collided with a Metro Transit police squad car in downtown Minneapolis. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Park Avenue and 8th Street South.
A 14-year-old girl is dead after a crash on a Brown County road late Thursday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says a Chevy Malibu and a Ford Edge collided on Highway 4 and County Road 29 at about 4:49 p.m.
A man was struck and killed by a vehicle on a rural county road Friday night. The Chisago County Sheriff’s office says the incident happened at about 10:22 p.m. on Stark Road in Fish Lake Township.
A man was hit by a vehicle early Saturday morning on Interstate 394 at 12th Street North in Minneapolis. The Minnesota State Patrol says the pedestrian was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with serious injuries.
More than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state are on the lookout for drivers who are texting.
A Brooklyn Park man is in jail after a weekend police chase reached speeds of 150 miles per hour. Jorell Coppage, 27, faces one felony charge of feeling a peace officer in a motor vehicle. Coppage is accused of taking law enforcement on a nearly hour-long chase that lasted about 80 miles and wound through several metro area towns.
A State Patrol officer and a Blaine Police officer are OK after being involved in a crash Sunday. According to the accident report, around 1:50 a.m. the State Patrol squad car and the Blaine Police squad car sideswiped each other while in pursuit on Interstate 35W at 95th Avenue NE.
One person was killed Saturday and another was hurt after a two-car crash in southern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities were called to the crash at about 5:38 p.m. on Highway 60 at Dalton Avenue in Faribault.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash involving three people in Rice County. Police say the accident happened on Hwy 60 just west of Faribault at around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
At least one person is death after a crash in Chisago County Thursday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The crash happened at about 6 p.m. just south of Harris on Interstate 35.
A driver in northwest Minnesota had an unusual sight in her rearview mirror late Tuesday morning — a small plane catching up to her on the road.
Authorities are on the scene of a fatal accident on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis that will cause major delays for the evening commute. The accident happened just after 3 p.m. Monday on eastbound I-94 at Highway 280 in Minneapolis.
At least one person is dead after a head-on crash in Wadena County Saturday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says the accident happened at about 11:25 a.m. on Highway 71 near Wadena.
After weeks of spring-like weather, Minnesotans got another shot of winter Sunday afternoon. It arrived a little later than expected, but heavy snow hit central and southern Minnesota, making travel difficult on several highways.