Minnesota State Patrol
Icy conditions were a major factor in a broadside crash west of the Twin Cities Tuesday night that killed on driver and sent another to the hospital, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A 57-year-old Litchfield woman had to be rescued from an overturned truck in a water-filled ditch Tuesday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Monday meant a weekend-long celebration for some, and the Department of Public Safety says nearly 500 were arrested during increased DWI patrols. The DPS Office of Traffic Safety said that number may rise as additional information comes in.
One person is in critical condition after a crash Monday morning that’s being partially blamed on the icy road conditions.
The highway was dry between St. Peter and Mankato when a car crossed the center median and hit an oncoming truck, killing three and injuring three others. Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow says a Dodge Caliber crossed the centerline Sunday and collided with a Ford F-150 pickup on Highway 169.
One person was killed and another injured after a head-on crash involving two vehicles Monday morning in western Minnesota, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 6:08 a.m. Monday on Highway 15 one mile south of the town of Winthrop, which is near Hutchinson.
The Minnesota State Patrol says two people were killed in a head-on crash on Highway 169 Sunday afternoon in Mankato. The accident involved a Dodge Caliber and a Ford pickup truck. The State Patrol says more information will be released later on Sunday.
Four people are injured, including one with serious injuries, after a roll-over crash on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis Saturday morning. The accident happened at about 7 a.m. on westbound I-94 at the Cedar Avenue exit ramp, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The driver, 27-year-old Juan Diaz-Pliego of Minneapolis, tried to exit at Cedar Avenue but lost control, drove up an embankment and rolled over, coming to rest in a ditch under a guardrail.
Police said a FedEx delivery truck and BNSF freight train collided Friday afternoon in Yellow Medicine County. The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s office responded to a 911 call that a FedEx delivery truck and BNSF train crashed around 2 p.m. Friday at the rail crossing with Yellow Medicine County Road 39.
If you plan on going out for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, authorities said you’ll want to make sure you have a sober ride. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Thursday the State Patrol will have extra squads out over the weekend looking for impaired drivers.
A 30-year-old New York man was killed late Tuesday night after the motorcycle he was riding on Interstate 394 hit a pothole and threw him from the vehicle, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
People living in Rogers are being warned about a water main break in the city, according to officials. The break was so severe that Rogers’ water system experienced a dramatic draw down, draining the city’s four water towers in the process. The source of the leak, located by a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter, was a holding pond behind Camping World at 21200 Rogers Drive.
Four people are dead after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 14 near Sleepy Eye. The State Patrol says Saturday morning that the victims are all male. Two were 17 years old, one was 18, and one was 20 years old. Their names and other details were expected to be released at a Saturday news conference.
The Minnesota State Patrol says freezing rain contributed to more than 20 semi-trucks going off the road Friday in west central and northwest Minnesota. Sgt. Jesse Grabow says 38 crashes were reported as of Friday afternoon, 20 of which involved semis. Twenty-seven of the crashed were rollovers, according to Grabow.
Carleton College is mourning the deaths of three students killed in a crash on icy roads. The fatal crash happened Friday while the young men were riding in an SUV just north of campus on Highway 3. The State Patrol says their vehicle spun out of control and right into the path of an oncoming semi.