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3 dead in separate crashes Friday on Minnesota roads

A pedestrian, motorcyclist and a woman driving a car were killed in the crashes.

At least three people were killed on Minnesota roads Friday, bringing the 2020 total in Minnesota to 212 – ten more than had died in crashes at the same point in 2019, according to the Office of Traffic Safety. 

The first of three fatal crashes Friday happened around 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 136 and 40th Street in St. Cloud. The city's police department said the collision involved a Becker man driving a dump truck north on County Road 136 and a woman in a passenger car going west on 40th Street. 

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity has not bee released. 

At 4:01 p.m., the second deadly crash happened in southwest Minnesota when a pickup and motorcycle collided at an intersection. It happened in Stony Run Township in Yellow Medicine County, with the State Patrol reporting that the driver of a Dodge Ram traveling on County Road 7 and collided with a motorcyclist that was westbound on Hwy. 212. 

The motorcyclist, identified as Steven T. Weber, 56, of Hudson, Wisconsin, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The third fatal crash involved a pedestrian in Rochester, according to the State Patrol. 

At approximately 9:04 p.m., a male pedestrian ran in front of a semi that was heading south on Hwy. 52 near 75th Street Northwest. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The State Patrol has not identified the victim, at this point calling him "John Doe." 

Why the victim ran in front of the semi is unknown. 

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