6 die in 2-vehicle crash on I-90 east of Rochester

Updated: August 05, 2019 08:10 PM

Six people died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 east of Rochester early Friday morning.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened at about 1 a.m. The interstate was temporarily closed due to the crash.


A preliminary state patrol report indicated one vehicle was traveling the wrong way, eastbound, on the interstate when it struck the second vehicle, which was traveling westbound. Three occupants were in each vehicle, the state patrol reported. One of the vehicles involved was on fire, the state patrol reports.

The state patrol identified the two vehicles involved as a Chrysler Sebring and a Ford Focus. 

At least 3 of the occupants of the vehicles were not wearing their seatbelts. 

The three occupants of the the Chrysler were identified as 26-year-old Christopher Michael Peterson, 47-year-old Ester Linda Peters and 23-year-old Shayla Jean Peterson, according to the state patrol. Authorities identified the occupants of the Ford as 54-year-old Sheila Eagle, 29-year-old Tamara Lynn Eagle and 11-year-old Nyobee Eagle Richardson, of Waukesha, Wisconsin.

GoFundMe pages have been set up to cover the funeral expenses for the Petersons and Peters here, and for the Eagles here.

The Rochester Fire Department, the Minnesota State Patrol, and the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office were assisting at the scene.

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Rebecca Omastiak

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