(UPDATED) Victim of Deadly Wreck in Steele County ID’D
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Roads were slick across parts of southeast Minnesota Tuesday morning due to overnight mist and light snow. The icy conditions apparently played a role in a fatal traffic wreck on I-35 in Steele County.
The State Patrol says a pickup truck lost control in the southbound lanes of the interstate and rolled around 5:30 near the town of Ellendale. The victim, who was lone occupant of the pickup, was identified as 61 year old James Weinhold of Elk River. The freeway was icy at the time.
Meanwhile, a Rochester man who was hit by a car near the county fairgrounds Monday was listed in critical condition at St Mary’s at last check.
Police were told by witnesses that 45 year old Jason Turrso was “behaving erratically and waving his arms” while walking down the middle of 16th Street SE during heavy traffic around 6:30 a.m. The driver of the car that struck him is a paramedic and immediately administered first aid.