Minnesota State Patrol
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.
An 18-year-old from Princeton was killed in a crash Monday night on Highway 95 in Mille Lacs County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to a two-vehicle crash at about 5:50 p.m. Monday on Highway 95 at 160th Avenue in Mille Lacs County.
At least one person was killed Monday night in northern Minnesota after an ATV apparently hit the trailer of a semi-truck in Itasca County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
At least one person is dead in a two-car crash on Interstate 694 in Brooklyn Center Monday night. According to Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol, the fatal crash happened at 7:50 p.m. on eastbound I-694.
More than 1,500 drivers were arrested for drunk driving during the end-of-summer “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Authorities said as many as 344 agencies arrested 1,556 impaired drivers during the campaign, which went from Aug. 16-Sept. 2.
Two people were killed and four others were hurt after a head-on collision in Otter Tail County Wednesday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities said the crash happened at about 6:40 p.m. near the area of Highway 108 and County Road 16 in Otter Tail County.
Twelve elementary school students who won this year’s Minnesota School Bus Safety Poster contest will be recognized before the Twins game at Target Field. The students, ranging from first through sixth grades, will arrive at Target Field on Thursday by school bus.