MN State Patrol Reports One Dead on Slick RoadsThe Minnesota State Patrol says one person was killed in a head-on crash on icy Highway 55 west of Rockford in Wright County.
By: Associated Press,
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol says one person was killed in a head-on crash on icy Highway 55 west of Rockford in Wright County.
It was one of over 400 crashes the Patrol reported statewide by 3 p.m. Monday as a winter storm slickened highways across southern Minnesota.
The Patrol says an eastbound car crossed the center line of Highway 55 and collided with a westbound SUV around 8:40 a.m. The name of the person who died has not been released. The SUV driver was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The National Weather Service reports 3-7 inches of snow had fallen through the Twin Cities by Monday night, but some areas in southwestern Minnesota received heavier amounts, including 10 inches in Springfield and a foot in Madelia.