West Hennepin Public Safety Department

Fatal Crashes Claim 3 Lives In 6 Days On Highway 12In the past six days, three people have lost their lives in crashes on Highway 12. The stretch of highway has been a concern since it opened back in 2008. The number of fatalities forced officials to make changes they hoped would cut down on the number of accidents where vehicles were crossing the center median.
1 Killed When Train Hits Car in IndependenceOne person is dead after being hit by a Burlington Northern train early Saturday morning in Independence, according to the West Hennepin Public Safety Department. The accident happened at 1:15 a.m. just off Highway 12 at northbound County Road 92. Authorities say the train was heading west when the northbound vehicle went around the flashing gates and was struck.
Authorities ID Man Killed In Hwy 12 CrashAuthorities have identified the man who died Tuesday when a cement truck and van collided in Independence, Minn.