Skip to main content

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. 

Next Up

Anthony Edwards

Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks

The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.

Xcel Energy Center

NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements

The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.

the mayo clinic - edit

Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death

The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.

FLickr - minneapolis police - Tony Webster - Feb 2020 - crop

Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint

The suspect faces three separate felony charges.

mn state capitol january 17 2021

St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years

He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.

Chris Smith

Gophers add All-Ivy League D-tackle from Harvard

Chris Smith will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.

school bus

High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead

Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.

covid-19 testing site sign

Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results

Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.

optum headquarters chad davis wikimedia commons

UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit

The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.


Omicron may have already peaked in Minnesota

Reported cases lag what's happening in real time, so the newly reported cases over the next week or so will still be very high.

MnDot snow plow cam I-35 12-10-21

MnDOT reveals 50 snowplow name finalists

Voting is open through Wednesday, Jan. 26.



Separate crashes result in 2 deaths on MN roads Thursday

The crashes happened in Douglas and Renville counties, respectively.


2 dead after separate fatal crashes on Minnesota roads

One crash happened in Steele County and the other in Anoka County.

3 dead in 2 separate crashes on metro-area roads

The crashes happened in Apple Valley and Plymouth, respectively.


4 people die in Sunday crashes on Minnesota roads

Two of the crashes involved pedestrians.


2 dead in separate fatal crashes Thursday in central Minnesota

There have been 229 deaths on state roadways so far in 2020.

3 dead in 3 separate crashes on Minnesota roads Thursday

333 people have died on Minnesota roads in 2018.


1 dead in rear-end crash on southern Minnesota highway

The crash happened just before noon Thursday.