Minn. State Patrol links 2 road fatalities to snowMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol says the first major winter storm of the season is a factor in at least two traffic fatalities.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State Patrol says the first major winter storm of the season is a factor in at least two traffic fatalities.
A patrol spokesman says one person was killed after a head-on collision between two cars in Prior Lake Tuesday evening. The agency released no further details, and the Scott County Sheriff's office would not immediately provide any information on the crash.
Also Tuesday night, 22-year-old Carrie A. Lorman of Rogers died after she swerved to avoid a stalled car on Interstate 94 in Maple Grove and ended upside down in a creek.
Snow had tapered off for most of the state by Wednesday afternoon. The storm dumped as much as 16 inches in parts of southeastern Minnesota and 9 inches in the Twin Cities. Forecasters say it will be followed by arctic cold through the weekend.