Two Killed in Wreck Near Winona
Winona, MN (KROC-AM News) - Two people were killed in a fiery wreck in Winona County Monday morning that was apparently caused by icy conditions.
The State Patrol says a car driven by a 46-year-old La Crosse woman was driving north on Highway 61 around 6 a.m. when she lost control, went through the median and collided with a southbound SUV. The woman was killed and a passenger in her car was injured. The SUV burst into flames and the driver, a 42-year-old man from Eau Claire, was trapped and died.
The site of the wreck was about 10 miles south of Winona. There were two other wrecks a few miles away but no serious injuries were reported. The roads became frosty when fog suddenly formed.
This was the third fatal accident in southeast Minnesota since last Thursday.
Also, a MNDOT snowplow was involved in a traffic wreck that happened around 8 a.m. Monday near Monticello, between the Twin Cities and St. Cloud. The State Patrol says the plow was treating the left lane of westbound I-94 when it was rear-ended by a van. The driver of the van suffered serious injuries. The MNDOT driver wasn’t hurt.