Minnesota State Patrol
A St. Paul man is dead after a head-on crash in Olivia on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The fatal accident occurred at 1 p.m. on Highway 212 near Highway 71 in Renville County. A 1999 Volkswagen Passat, driven by 55-year-old Bu Shwe, collided with a 2011 Dodge Ram, driven by Michael Traxler, age 31. Shwe was killed in the crash. Traxler, of Long Prairie, was unharmed, as was his passenger, 18-year-old Hope Nue of Granite Falls.
A 30-year-old man from Richfield died Saturday morning when the car he was driving hit a semi-truck head-on just south and west of the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
The State Patrol says 5-year-old Zenavia Rennie died Thursday night. Family attorney Rick Petry says 7-year-old Alarious Coleman-Guerrido also died Thursday night.
When hearing about the story of the woman and five kids that veered off into a pond in St. Louis Park, it’s natural to wonder, “what would I do in that situation?”
A 63-year-old Richfield man is dead after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday evening, according to Richfield Police.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a motorist Saturday evening in Sauk Rapids, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The fatal accident happened at 5:36 p.m. on Highway 10 near County Road 13, when a 1990 Buick Century driven by Angela Lott, 37, left the southbound lane, hitting and killing the pedestrian. Lott, from Sauk Rapids, suffered non-life threatening injuries. The identity of the victim has not yet been released.
Authorities said at least one person is dead after a rollover crash in West St. Paul early Thursday morning. Police were called to the 300 block of Bernard Street in West St. Paul at about 2:27 a.m. on a report of a crash in front of a house.
Authorities said a 29-year-old man from just north of the Twin Cities died Wednesday after swerving to miss a deer on Interstate 35 in Chisago County. The Minnesota State Patrol identified the victim Thursday as Joseph A. Kelley of Harris, which is just north of North Branch.
The Minnesota State Patrol is on the scene of a fatal crash Wednesday morning on Interstate 35 in the north Twin Cities metro, just hours after the first snowfall of the season.
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.