1 Fatality and 22 Injury Crashes Reported Across MN This Morning
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The snow that has fallen across southern Minnesota today has contributed to hundreds of traffic crashes and at least one death.
The State Patrol says, between 5 AM and noon, it has received 234 reports of traffic crashes statewide. One crash involved a fatality and 22 others led to injuries. There were also 44 reports of vehicle spin-outs and three jackknifed semi-trucks.
The fatal crash occurred on the west side of the Twin Cities in Maple Grove. The State Patrol says a 52-year-old man from Isle was killed when the pickup he was driving left a four-lane highway and rolled in the ditch shortly after 7 AM.
One injury crash was reported in this region this morning but it is unclear if it was weather-related. The State Patrol says 45-year-old Jessyca Torres of Austin was hurt when the SUV she was driving left Highway 56 and rolled in the ditch. The crash was reported shortly before 8 AM about a mile east of Adams in southern Mower County. Torres was taken to the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in Austin with non-life-threatening injuries.
Another injury crash was reported last night just north of Wabasha. The State Patrol says 38-year-old Serena Hanson was driving north on Highway 61 when her car left the roadway and rolled around 10:30 PM. Hanson also suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at the hospital in Wabasha.