Minnesota State Patrol
It was a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads as many headed out to cabins or other weekend destinations for Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that of 466 crashes over the holiday weekend, three were deadly and 228 involved injuries.
One person died and another suffered non-life threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash in southern Minnesota on Monday, according to the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office.
A 68-year-old Coon Rapids woman has died after the car she was in drifted off of an Isanti County road and struck a tree Friday afternoon. Authorities received a report of a crash just before 2 p.m. A witness says the vehicle, a 2012 Kia Sedona, was traveling southbound on Highway 47 near 253rd Avenue North when it drifted onto the right shoulder, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Authorities are investigating a crash in northwestern Minnesota Tuesday morning that has left at least one person dead. The Minnesota State Patrol received a report of an accident at about 7 a.m. on Highway 27 near Grant County Road 67, west of Herman.
The Minnesota State Patrol is on the scene of a fatal crash west of the Twin Cities Tuesday morning. Authorities were called to the area of Highway 7 and Highway 22, which is just east of Hutchinson, at about 5:33 a .m. on a report of a head-on crash involving two vehicles.
A 1,200-pound Black Angus bull was on the loose on the streets of Grove City Thursday night. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a loose animal just after 7 p.m. near 7th Street and Maple Lane.
A 44-year-old man was rescued from a burning car by two passers-by after a rollover crash in northern Minnesota on Thursday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 8:28 a.m. on eastbound Highway 169 in St. Louis County.
A man suspected of driving under the influence took police on a half-hour, multi-city chase early Saturday morning, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy attempted to pull over a 26-year-old driver at about 3 a.m. near Interstate 94 and Hemlock Lane in Maple Grove.
A Little Canada, Minn. man has been charged with crashing his minivan into a St. Paul bar early Friday morning and leaving five patrons injured. He has been charged with one count of fleeing a police officer and five counts of criminal vehicular operation.
Over the past several days of rain, some WCCO viewers have emailed us wondering: Why do some drivers not turn on their lights in the rain? “Some people are forgetting and some people aren’t aware, and I think some people are choosing to ignore that,” said Lt. Chris Erickson with the Minnesota State Patrol. “I hope that’s not the case.”
A 33-year-old Edina man was killed Sunday when his car went off the road on Interstate 94 in Maple Grove and hit a building, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 3:58 p.m. Sunday on eastbound I-94 at Maple Grove Parkway.
Highway 55 in Eagan, Minn. had to be closed for several hours Friday morning after a head-on collision killed one person and injured another, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Deputies responded to the crash just before 6 a.m. in the area of Highway 55 and Northland Drive in Eagan. Authorities said the westbound side of Highway 55 was closed at Lexington Avenue while officers investigated and assisted at the scene.
According to a 2011 survey from Allstate Insurance, 64 percent of people think they are “excellent” or “very good” drivers. But when asked to rate their friends, that percentage falls to 29 percent. It’s even lower, 22 percent, when it comes to rating peer groups.
Snow is creating slick roads Wednesday morning north and west of the Twin Cities and has resulted in at least one fatal crash. The Minnesota State Patrol is on the scene of a fatality accident involving four vehicles, two of which are semi-trucks, on Interstate 94 in Clay County.
Authorities are investigating a crash between a pick-up truck and a semi Sunday night in Kandiyohi County that killed one person and injured several others, including two children.