Minnesota roads are safer than they’ve been in decades. Early numbers show the total amount of deadly crashes last year, 370, was the second lowest number since World War II.
It wasn’t so much the amount of snow covering metro roadways Friday morning – but the timing of it. The storm that moved across Minnesota overnight spared the metro from the heaviest amounts.
A seventy-seven-year-old woman has been identified as the victim in a fatal motor vehicle crash Saturday evening. Beatrice Hazel Klinkner was gravely injured in a crash on Highway 15, south of Brownton, in McLeod County.
The state of Minnesota hit a grim milestone over the last week, when nine road deaths pushed the state’s road fatality count over 100 for the year.
A snowmobiler in northern Wisconsin found the body of a skier who was apparently struck and killed by a vehicle, and an Ashland man who says he was the vehicle’s driver has turned himself in.
A one vehicle rollover in St. Croix County, Wisconsin has claimed the life of a 38 year old man from Somerset.