A Utah truck driver accused of keeping women as sex slaves in his semi-trailer as he drove across the country is challenging his arrest. Defense attorney Vanessa Ramos argued Wednesday that Minnesota state troopers shouldn’t have arrested Timothy Jay Vafeades last year for violating a protective order because it was no longer valid.
The passenger of an Oldsmobile Alero is dead after the car collided head-on with a semi-trailer in Wadena County.
A 41-year-old Worthington man is in the hospital after wind caused a semi’s trailer to tip and fall on top of the SUV he was driving on Monday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2001 Honda CR-V was traveling westbound on Highway 60 west of Brewster during a strong thunderstorm at around 4:17 p.m. A 2014 Freightliner TR was traveling nearby with an empty trailer when a gust of wind blew the trailer onto the SUV.
Authorities are investigating after a man was apparently found in the back of a semi-trailer Thursday morning with severe burns in south Minneapolis. Police were called to a warehouse in the area of 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
Highway 55 is closed in both directions near Hamel after two semis collided Tuesday morning, according to authorities.