4 people die in Sunday crashes on Minnesota roads

Two of the crashes involved pedestrians.
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At least four people lost their lives in weekend crashes on Minnesota roads, including two pedestrians who were struck in separate incidents Sunday morning. 

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a pedestrian was fatally struck by the driver of a semi on Interstate 94 in Sauk Centre Township around 4:20 a.m. The victim has not been identified. The trucker, a 29-year-old from Eagle Bend, Minnesota, was not injured. 

Around 6:09 a.m. Sunday, a second crash involving a pedestrian proved fatal near Little Falls in Morrison County. The State Patrol said 40-year-old Joseph J. Herold, of Pierz, was walking south on Hwy. 25 just south of 163rd St. when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. 

The State Patrol said the area was dark and foggy at the time of the crash. Herold died at the scene. There is no further information about the vehicle involved. 

A third fatal crash was reported around 9:30 a.m. when the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office was informed of a severely damaged vehicle that appeared to be abandoned in a ditch on the 5400 block of Jean Duluth Road. Deputies arrived at the scene and found one person dead inside the vehicle. 

The sheriff's office said the victim, identified as 30-year-old Anthony Louis Makela III, was traveling north on Jean Duluth Road when he went into the ditch, hit an embankment and went airborne, then struck two trees about 15 feet off the ground before the vehicle came to a rest on its roof. 

The fourth deadly crash happened at approximately 11:10 a.m. in southeastern Minnesota, with the State Patrol reporting that motorists collided at the intersection of Hwy. 61 and County Road 81 north of Kellogg in Wabasha County. 

An 18-year-old man from Kellogg was northbound on Hwy. 61 while 83-year-old Jean Marie Sullivan, of Wabasha, was westbound on County Road 81 when they collided. Sullivan was pronounced dead at the scene. The 18-year-old driver was not injured.

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