MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota State Patrol has confirmed that four college-age women died in a head-on crash on Interstate 94 near Alexandria.

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 97 just after 3 p.m. Monday. Authorities say the four women were in a car heading west when they crossed the median and collided head-on with a car traveling in the eastbound lane.

Sources say some of the women were from the Twin Cities area and that some were students at North Dakota State University. The names of the women have not been released.

State Patrol Sergeant Sergeant Jesse Grabow said there are other injuries associated with the crash, which involved a three vehicles. Three people were injured in the crash and have since been released from local hospitals.

Radio station KFGO in Fargo says snow was reducing visibility on the interstate, and that the roadway was slippery at the time of the crash. The State Patrol said weather will be a factor in the investigation.

The eastbound lanes of the interstate were closed as the crash was investigated, but have since reopened.

Comments (12)
  1. Sarah says:

    so sad my thoughts and prayers are with the family’s involved.

  2. Amanda says:

    Jordan is my cousin. Thank you for your condolences. our family needs all the prayers we can get right now.

    1. Johnny Jaramillo says:

      I am so sorry Amanda for your family’s loss. I just lost my cousin in California he was shot to death. Life is very short respect and enjoy what you have at this moment. May God comfort you and your family at this difficult time.

      1. markH says:

        I hope the family finds comfort and peace in the memory of their loved ones who were lost in this tragedy. I do not think it is of any help to invoke supernatural ideas in order to comfort the grieving, yet I can understand how some people have nothing else to offer when something like this happens. Peace.

  3. Amanda says:

    And to the other families of the girls, our family’s thoughts and prayers go out to you as well.

  4. D says:

    No one should be releasing the names unless the family okays it!

    1. baar5433 says:

      I agree, although I’ve been wondering if any may be someone I know. My heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of those who lost their lives today.

  5. Deep Thinker says:

    Life is so precious and it can end so quickly without any goodbyes….let your loved ones know how you feel as often as you can………

  6. Shelley says:

    Amanda: I am praying for all the families involved in this terrible tragedy. I am hoping that my friend Marcia J. is not related. My heartfelt condolences to all..

  7. Greg says:

    To the lady that was in one of these interviews ~ she was the one that hit the back end of the SUV. How can you say the roads weren’t a factor when you hit the SUV from behind? Were you going to fast? or were the road conditions a factor. I know those roads and ditches. With no snow in the median and rain/ice coming down before the snow, it was like an ice rink. Those girls didn’t have time to react at any speed less than 10 MPH. A report on Kare11 has a witness saying that the girls weren’t speeding any more than everyone else.

  8. Cortez. says:

    I stumbled upon this story. I do not know any of the four women. However, I did send a prayer up for all family and friends involved.

    Know that GOD does not make mistakes, and that he will give you the strength and comfort you all need. Lean on HIM, and HE will comfort you when you are crying and feeling like you can’t go on.

    I will leave you with this: “For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” ~Psalm 30:5

    I pray you all persevere. Also, know that your loved one’s are at peace. They cannot feel pain. They cannot be stressed. The world can’t touch them anymore.

    I say this message with empathy and love.

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