Minneapolis- In Minnesota, light snow fell on Sunday, which resulted in causing hazardous and destructive road conditions. With the roads of Minnesota covered in light snow, a total of 2 deaths and 35 injuries took place on Sunday.
What the State Patrol Said
As the Minnesota State Patrol remarked, there were around 217 crashes between 1 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. From those crashes, two crashes resulted in serious fatalities, that included one in Eagan, whereas, another crash took place in Winona County.
In the crashes which happened on Sunday, two people were extremely hurt, which included a man from Bloomington, whereas another victim was a woman from Anoka County. The State Patrol also said that teenager was killed in a collision in Eagan on a late Sunday afternoon. The incident happened around 4:19 p.m. at the crossroad of Highway 55 and Lone Oak Road.
They added, a Ford pickup truck with a total of four passengers, two adults, and two teenagers, was traveling westbound on Highway 55 when the driver of the pickup truck forfeited control. Then, the truck whirled into the median, which resulted in causing the 17-year-old teenager to be ejected and decease on the spot.
Moreover, the investigators claimed that the sufferer was the only person present in the truck who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, which was necessary. The State Patrol also informed that both sides of Interstate 35W located in Bloomington were locked early Sunday evening due to a three-vehicle smash that already took place there.
Investigators also said that a Jeep Liberty was stalled under the 90th Street Bridge on the interstate’s southbound side when it was clicked by a Ford escape at around 4:44 p.m. The driver of the Jeep Liberty departed his vehicle and then was struck by a fast-moving Chevrolet Tahoe, which also slammed into the Jeep Liberty. The consequence was so hard that it shoved both the vehicles to the right side of the southbound lanes, while also sideswiping a Ford F150 in the process.
The Victims Suffer
The 56-year-old driver of the Jeep Liberty, Richard David Bethune, who was from Minneapolis endured life-threatening injuries from the crash. Whereas the driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe was the 18-year-old Ava Leigh Scott from Coon Rapids, who underwent non-life-threatening injuries.
As the State Patrol said, the victim Ava, and her two passengers which were a 17-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy, were not wearing seat belts. The 10-year-old boy also got hurt. While the passengers of Ford Escape and Ford F150 were wearing their seat belts, so they were safe.
Both sides of the interstate were sealed for more than a half-hour, whereas the officials declared just before 6 p.m. that a single street of southbound I-35W had been reopened for the vehicles.
The National Weather Service has instructed the vehicle drivers to slow down for the sake of their own lives. Also, the National Weather Service tweeted about the hundreds of serious crashes due to the light snowy weather, on Sunday that notified people about the the serious crashes taking place in their locality.