Icy Morning Commute Causes 288 Crashes Tuesday, One Fatality

A jack-knifed semi blocked the Penn Avenue ramp off 394. Photo: KSTP/Tom Hauser
A jack-knifed semi blocked the Penn Avenue ramp off 394.

February 07, 2017 05:18 PM

There were 288 statewide vehicle crashes that included one fatality and 46 injuries between midnight and 3 p.m., the Minnesota State Patrol tweeted Tuesday afternoon. 

The State Patrol also reported 68 vehicle spin-outs.

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According to the incident report, the fatal crash occurred on Hwy. 61 near Two Harbors, where an 18-year-old Superior woman northbound in a Chevrolet Cavalier lost control and collided with a southbound Nissan Sentra driven by a 24-year-old Grand Marais woman. 

The victim's name has not been released. The driver of the Sentra suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Travelers can expect a smoother evening commute after the latest batch of winter precipitation wrapped up mid-afternoon Tuesday.  


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