Two people were killed on snow and ice-covered roads in separate crashes south of the Twin Cities Thursday night.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the first crash happened around 11:02 p.m. on Hwy. 56 in Warsaw Township, Goodhue County.
A 58-year-old Cannon Falls man, identified as Scott Theodore Friedrich, was driving a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country northbound on Hwy. 56 when he lost control, went into the ditch and rolled.
Friedrich, whom the state patrol says was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second fatal crash, which the state patrol says involved alcohol, happened at 11:18 p.m. in Douglas Township, Dakota County.
A 2001 Ford F-150 headed east on Hwy. 50 went into the ditch and rolled near Inga Ave.
The passenger, identified as 49-year-old Terri Lynn Stephenson, of Hampton, was not wearing a seatbelt and did not survive her injuries.
The driver, a 53-year-old man from Hampton, was transported to North Memorial Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.