Three People Killed in Two Accidents in Less than 24 Hours

Updated: 07/05/2014 7:58 PM
Created: 07/05/2014 7:17 AM

(ABC 6 News) - The Minnesota State Patrol is now expected to release the names of the people, involved in the double fatal accident in Cannon Falls Friday afternoon, around 4pm today. However, the Patrol describes the deceased as a couple in their 70's. 

According to the updated State Patrol Accident Report, the Trooper was responding to was responding to another crash, involving a motorcycle and a deer, when a Ford Taurus pulled out in front of him. The two people inside the Taurus were killed. The Trooper was airlifted to Mayo Clinic with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. A third vehicle, a Jeep Commander, and two other people are also listed on the accident report... but they are not listed as injured. 

Also, early this morning, another fatal accident took place just north of Austin on Highway 218. All we know at this time is the rollover was reported at 5:24 this morning and involved just one vehicle... a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer. 

We'll continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 

Cannon Falls Accident - July 4, 2014