Authorities are on the scene of a crash involving multiple vehicles in the northwest Twin Cities metro that has Interstate 94 at a standstill. Emergency personnel responded to the scene at about 1 p.m. Monday on eastbound I-94 near County Road 81 in the Rogers area.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, three people were killed in three separate crashes on wet and icy roads on Monday. The first report of a fatal crash was at 2:00 p.m., when a rollover occurred on northbound Highway 7 in Big Stone County in western Minnesota. A Mercury Grand Marquis went off the road and into a southbound ditch, and then rolled down a steep hill, eventually coming to a rest with the passenger side on the ground. The driver, 85-year-old Donavan Tesch of Clinton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Big Stone County Sheriff’s office says roads were wet at the time of the accident.