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Published November 21, 2010, 06:10 PM

Icy Rain Sweeps into MN; 1 Dead on Slick Roads

Freezing drizzle and rain coated central and southern Minnesota roads with ice and caused hundreds of accidents, including at least two fatal car accidents. In one, a 12-year-old girl was killed in Stearns County.

By: Associated Press,

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Freezing drizzle and rain coated central and southern Minnesota roads with ice and caused hundreds of accidents, including at least two fatal car accidents. In one, a 12-year-old girl was killed in Stearns County.

The precipitation hit the state late Saturday night causing dozens of accidents on freeways and side streets in the Twin Cities area. Roads are still slick Sunday and the National Weather Service says freezing drizzle could continue into the night.

In Stearns County, the sheriff's office says a 12-year-old girl from Long Prairie was riding in a pickup truck that lost control on an icy road and went into a ditch about 10 a.m. Sunday. The girl was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She died a short time later at Melrose Area Hospital.

The State Patrol says a four-vehicle accident on icy roads near Litchfield around 11 p.m. Saturday night resulted in the death of 44-year-old Kimberley A. Mead of Willmar.

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