Labor Day weekend leads to four fatal crashes
(ABC 6 News) – Labor Day weekend was a deadly one on Minnesota roads.
Four fatal crashes were reported throughout the state over the holiday weekend. One of the crashes involved a 19-year-old who died in a single-vehicle rollover in Fillmore county.
Statewide, police, deputies, and troopers arrested 373 drivers for DWI during the weekend (Friday 6 p.m. to Tuesday 6 a.m.) That compared to an average of 280 DWI arrests during a non-holiday weekend.
To date, 315 people have lost their lives on Minnesota roads compared with 250 this time last year.
"It’s unfornate that four people had to lose their lives on Minnesota life-changing last weekend and everything is preventable so that’s why they wanted to continue to educate people dangers and risk taking behaviors and what can happen is a life changing event not only for the person who loses their life but also for friends family and community members," said Sgt. Troy Christianson, Minnesota State Patrol.
Troopers are focusing on all traffic violations throughout the state. But looking specifically at unsafe speeds can lead to DWI arrests or fatal crashes.