State Patrol: 234 crashes, 1 fatal reported before noon amid snowstorm
Snow, limited visibility and cold temperatures created hazardous road conditions Tuesday across Minnesota.
The Minnesota State Patrol said 234 crashes, including 22 with injury and one fatal crash, were reported between 5 a.m. and noon. Another 44 vehicles spun off the road, and there were three jackknifed semis.
#MSPNumbers Statewide 12/7/21, 5:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M: 234 crashes (22 with injury, 1 fatal crash) & 44 vehicles off road and 3 jackknifed semis.— Sgt. T. Christianson (@MSPPIO_SOUTH) December 7, 2021
Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Troy Christianson said the fatal crash happened around 7:12 a.m. in Maple Grove. The driver died after their vehicle rolled over at Highway 610 and County Road 81.
Crews responded to a crash just after 5 p.m. on Hwy 14 east at Olmsted Co Rd 3 at Byron
Eastbound Hwy 14 at Olmsted Co Rd 3 at Byron is closed for a crash. Expect it to reopen soon. Slow down, watch for emergency responders. Check https://t.co/xbK5MXsJli— MnDOT District 6 (@mndotsoutheast) December 7, 2021