Minnesota State Patrol
One person is dead after a Dodge Ram truck broadsided a Toyota Prius Saturday afternoon in Pine County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened at 2:45 p.m. on Highway 70 at Government Road in Rock Creek. Forty-eight-year-old Danny Kitterman of Waite Park allegedly ran a stop sign in his truck while traveling northbound on Government Road. He broadsided the driver of the Prius, who was traveling westbound on Highway 70.
A Farmington man has been charged with one count of careless driving after he allegedly caused a crashed that resulted in the death of his passenger, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office. Thirty-two-year-old Saloman Galacia Adorno was driving on southbound Highway 77 in Apple Valley on Dec. 2, 2012, when witnesses saw him swerve slightly to right and then abruptly to the left. As a result of this over-correction, Adorno’s GMC Savana van hit the guardrail and crash cushion around the bridge pillar at McAndrews Road.
Two people are hospitalized with serious injuries after a head-on collision late Monday afternoon near New Prague. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 18-year-old Justin Nelson of Farmington was driving eastbound on Highway 19, west of Church Avenue, when his 1995 Honda Accord crossed the center lane. Nelson collided head-on with 35-year-old Elizabeth Alvarez of Le Sueur, who was driving a 2000 Chevy Blazer.
A driver is dead after being ejected from a car in a Mille Lacs County rollover Tuesday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Four people were involved in a serious injury crash involving a motorcycle Sunday night west of the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 8:02 p.m. Sunday on westbound Highway 55 at Pinto Drive in Plymouth.
Authorities said as many as five people were hurt Tuesday night in a rollover crash in Sauk Centre Township. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash at about 9:12 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 185 and 421st Street.
Public safety leaders are urging Minnesota drivers to slow down after at least six people died in crashes this weekend. That brings the total number of deaths on our roads to 202 this year – which includes two bicyclists and eight pedestrians. That’s a 15-percent jump from the 175 deaths at this point last summer. Earl Conley lost his son, Austin, to a hit-and-run involving a speeding driver last fall
A Rogers woman was killed in a car crash in Red Lake County on Saturday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The fatal accident occurred just before 3 p.m. on Hwy 59, just north of Plummer. Krista M. Suronen, 42, was killed in the crash, which involved a 2009 Chevy Traverse.
Two people were killed in a car crash in Dakota County Saturday afternoon. According to the State Patrol, 21-year-old Lui Thein was driving southbound on Hwy 52, just north of Cannon Falls. When turning eastbound onto 280th Street, Thein didn’t yield to northbound traffic and was broadsided 23-year-old Christina Chen of Rochester.
Authorities are investigating a violent home invasion and armed robbery in Long Lake Saturday afternoon. According to Wayzata Police, the robbery was reported at 3:38 p.m. on the 200 block of Glenmoor Lane. Karen and John Davis were restrained by duct taped in their basement by three men, who entered their home at approximately 2 p.m.
Authorities said a 49-year-old Red Wing man on a moped was killed Wednesday morning in a crash with a car on Highway 61. The Minnesota State Patrol identified the victim as Michael Szymanski.
Authorities said a swimmer has been reported missing after an adult male tried to get across Hook Lake Wednesday morning. The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office was called to the lake, which is about three miles north of Hutchinson, at about 11:33 a.m.
A high speed chase involving am armed robbery suspect and police results in a crash which seriously injures a father and his infant son in Wright County Monday night. According to Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Paul VanVoohris, the chase began after a robbery at Tootsies Tavern in Big Lake at approximately 5:40 p.m. The suspect, 47-year-old Kevin Greene, fled the tavern in an 1999 Chevy Suburban and crashed into a 2002 Honda Accord with two passengers shortly afterwards in Monticello at Riverview Drive and East Broadway Street.
A 36-year-old Grand Rapids woman was killed Monday morning in an ATV accident in Beltrami County. According to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s office, the accident occurred just before 10 a.m. on the Scenic Highway Northeast (Co Rd 39) just north of Birchmont Beach Road Northeast in Moose Lake Township, which is 22 miles east of Bemidji. A witness saw the victim, who has not yet been identified, pinned under an ATV after the accident.
At least one person was seriously hurt in a crash in East Bethel Friday morning, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the crash happened just after 6 a.m. Friday on Highway 65 near 237th Avenue.