Minnesota State Patrol
A female pedestrian was hit and killed by a car while crossing Highway 120 in Maplewood Tuesday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Maplewood Police and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday near the area of Highway 120 and 10th Street N.
The State Patrol said one of its troopers suffered non-life-threatening injures Friday morning after being involved in a three-car crash on Highway 212 west of the Twin Cities. The patrol said Lacey Raser, 17, was driving a 2000 Dodge Dakota when the teenager hit 46-year-old State Trooper John Thompson, of Golden Valley. Donald Kahaian, 44, wasn’t injured as his Ford Fusion was also involved.
The weekend before Halloween is a popular one for parties, but the Department of Public Safety is warning motorists that police won’t put up with any tricks. DPS says authorities statewide are cracking down on impaired drivers this weekend. Officials are urging partygoers to plan a sober ride before donning their costumes.
Authorities said 13 passengers were ejected and three had to be airlifted to a local hospital after a transport van slid off an icy freeway in southwestern Minnesota Thursday morning.
A 74-year-old man is in police custody after he apparently fired a gunshot at his wife during a domestic situation Sunday night northwest of the Twin Cities metro. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a woman at about 7:27 p.m. on the 3300 block of Edmonson Avenue NE that her husband had just shot at her with a handgun.
Authorities said alcohol appears to have been a factor in a rollover crash early Monday morning that left one dead and two others hurt. The Minnesota State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle crash at about 2 a.m. Monday on Highway 200 south of LaPorte near Bemidji.
Suffering from non-life threatening injuries while being subdued by state troopers and a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy late Friday night, 30-year-old Christopher Simondet of St Louis Park is being treated at Regions hospital Saturday.
Expect more buses and trucks to be pulled over by police this weekend. The State Patrol is increasing its commercial vehicle enforcement through the next week, targeting drivers for seat belt violations, roadside inspections and other types of regulatory compliance. Troopers want the extra enforcement to remind all drivers about safely sharing the road. That means stay visible, since large trucks have blinds spots where a car disappears from the view of the truck driver.
A 13-year-old boy from Cambridge was killed Thursday after getting hit by a car while riding his bike near the Cambridge Airport, according to the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities identified the victim Friday as Colin Nathaniel Larson.
The Minnesota State Patrol said the driver who struck and killed a bicyclist in Cass County apparently had been drinking. Authorities responded to the crash at about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday near the area of Gull River Road and Gull Lake Drive in Cass County.
Authorities are on the scene of an apparent fatal crash that has closed Highway 212 in Eden Prairie. Authorities said the crash, which was a head-on collision involving three vehicles and three people, happened just after 8:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes Highway 212 near Eden Prairie Road.
Starting Monday morning, the classrooms at Most Holy Redeemer School in Montgomery will be filled with students. But one desk will be empty. Eleven-year-old Mary Urtuzuastegui was just minutes from home Friday night on a drive back from a homecoming game at Tri-City United High School with her stepdad, when their SUV crossed the center line and crashed into an oncoming car. Both of them were killed. Principal Mindy Reeder says Mary was a joy to have at school.
A 17-year-old Foreston youth died when he was hit by a car as he was trying to cross a highway.
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.
One person was killed Monday night after a car rear-ended a Metro Transit bus in the north Twin Cities metro, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the area of Highway 65 and 89th Avenue NE in Blaine at about 5:38 p.m. Monday on a report of a three-vehicle crash.