LATEST: State Patrol Identifies All Six Involved in Deadly I-90 Crash

LATEST: State Patrol Identifies All Six Involved in Deadly I-90 Crash Photo: ABC 6 News/Brian Wise.

August 02, 2019 04:17 PM

(ABC 6 News) - UPDATE: 2:08 p.m. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 54-year-old Sheilla Eagle, of Waukesha, WI, was driving the wrong-way on I-90 Friday morning when her vehicle struck a 2005 Chrysler Sebring.

The state patrol said Eagle was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when the crash occured.


Officials said this is the deadliest crash on Minnesota roads since 2010.


1:27 p.m. The Minnesota State Patrol has released all six names of the people involved in Friday morning's deadly crash on I-90.

26-year-old Christopher Michael Peterson, of Rochester, was identified as the driver of the 2005 Chrysler Sebring.  His passengers are listed as 47-year-old Ester Linda Peters, of Rochester, and 23-year-old Shayla Jean Peterson, of Paynesville.  The report states Christopher was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, it is unknown at this time if his passengers were.

The driver of the 2008 Ford Focus is listed as 54-year-old Sheila Eagle, of Waukesha, WI.  Her passengers are listed as 29-year-old Tamara Lynn Eagle, of Waukesha and an 11-year-old.  The report states Sheila and Tamara were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, it is unknown if the juvenile was.


12:20 p.m. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 26-year-old male and a 23-year-old female were involved in a crash that took the lives of six people early Friday morning.

The incident report states that a preliminary report indicates a vehicle was going the wrong-way, headed eastbound, when it struck another vehicle heading westbound on I-90 near mile marker 223. One of the vehicles caught fire following the crash.

The report identifies the two vehicles involved as a 2005 Chrysler Sebring and a 2008 Ford Focus.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing and state troopers are working to reconstruct the scene to determine the direction of travel and speed of each vehicle involved.

The state patrol said the names of those involved in the crash will be released once family notifications are complete.


Six people died in a crash on Interstate 90 east of Rochester Friday morning. That's according to Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Troy Christianson. 

According to a press release sent out by the Department of Public Safety, two vehicles were involved in the crash; a 2005 Chrysler Sebring and a 2008 Ford Focus. One of those vehicles, and troopers are still investigating which one, was traveling east in the westbound lanes. There were three people in each vehicle. 

It happened around 1 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2.

The Minnesota State Patrol, Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, the Dover and Eyota fire departments, Eyota Ambulance and Mayo Ambulance all responded to the scene.

The interstate was closed in both directions for a few hours, but was open to traffic again by 7 a.m.

We are working to get more details and will provide updates as they become available. 


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