The State Patrol is urging drivers to slow down after four people crashed into squad cars since the start of last weekend. On Monday, the State Patrol posted a video to YouTube with footage of a collision Friday on Interstate 94 near the St. Croix rest area. It shows a driver losing control and smashing into the back of a squad car that had stopped on the side of the road.
While the polar vortex brings a gut-punch of cold, it also brings with it something far less obvious: black ice. While seeing snow often cues drivers to slow down, what likely isn’t seen in extreme cold is ice, which can even form from condensation caused by car exhaust.
The State Patrol is warning drivers in northwestern Minnesota to stay home, and stay off the roads. Places along Interstate 29 have zero visibility Saturday night. Earlier Saturday, the State Patrol advised no travel near parts of Moorhead. Many cars and trucks have slid off the roadway.
A 23-year-old Nisswa man died Friday morning after the car he was in veered to avoid stalled traffic and collided with an on-coming van, the State Patrol says.
A 35-year-old man died Thursday near St. Cloud after his SUV went through a stop sign and was broadsided by on-coming traffic, the State Patrol said.
Three of the five children who were submerged in a metro holding pond following a car crash Thursday morning were those of the 23-year-old driver, the State Patrol says. The other two children belonged to Marion Guerrido’s boyfriend, neighbors say.
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A 74-year-old man died in northern Minnesota Friday after being ejected from a pickup truck following a rear-end crash. The State Patrol says the crash happened on northbound Highway 53, just north of Anton Road, when Dodge Dakota pickup hit the rear end of a semi.
The St. Paul Police responded Monday morning to a report of a van dangling over the ledge above eastbound Interstate 94, near 7th Street.
A man is dead and a 4-year-old child is seriously injured after a truck crashed into a school bus Friday morning in southwestern Minnesota, the state patrol said. According to the patrol, the two vehicles collided in an intersection, as the truck was traveling northbound on 90th Street, and the bus was going north on 20th Avenue.
One person died Monday morning in Meeker County when a car sideswiped a semi-tractor on Highway 12, the State Patrol says.
Two people died and another suffered serious injuries Friday morning when a semi and a car collided in Jackson County, the State Patrol says.
The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle – and driver – in a fatal hit-and-run crash just north of Sauk Centre on Aug. 24.
The reconstruction of a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a police SUV earlier this year in south Minneapolis is complete, the State Patrol announced Monday.
Officials have named the man killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident in Shoreview.