The Minnesota State Patrol reported 140 crashes statewide during Sunday's snowstorm, including one fatal collision in southeast Minnesota.
The deadly crash happened around 5:25 p.m. in Marion Township – southeast of Rochester in Olmsted County – on southbound Hwy. 52 near 36th Ave. SE. According to the crash report, the driver of a 20112 Chevy Cruz was southbound on Hwy. 52 and collided with a Ford F-650 tow truck that was parked on the shoulder.
The driver of the Chevy, identified as 32-year-old Dane E. Christenson, of Saint Charles, died at the scene.
Road conditions were slick from snow at the time of the crash. The Rochester area picked up around 9 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.
Of the 140 crashes statewide, 14 were injury crashes in addition to another 126 vehicle spinouts and six jackknifed semis.