At least 10 dead in crashes on Minnesota roads since Friday

It's been a deadly weekend on state roads.
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It's been a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads, with at least 10 people dying in the space of just over 24 hours.

Here are all the fatalities reported since Friday evening:

– Blaine police officer Steve Nanney and his wife, Susie, were killed Friday night when they were riding their motorcycle near Elk River and hit head-on by a pickup truck. An investigation into that crash is ongoing. The officer was a 10-year veteran of the department and his wife was an associate professor at the University of Minnesota. 

– Two were killed in Minneapolis on Friday just before 8 p.m. when a van fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run crashed into a parked car in an alley between Penn and Queen Avenues. The driver of the van died, as did a person in the parked car. 

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– A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed in St. Paul around 9:30 p.m Friday. They say person was struck at the intersection of Como Avenue and Rice Street. No arrests have been made and police are investigating. 

Just before 11:30 p.m. Friday, a Ham Lake, Minnesota man was killed when he crashed his Harley Davidson on northbound Hwy. 100 and I-694 in the northern metro. The State Patrol says 55-year-old Robert Steven Schmidt attempted to change lanes and lost control when he overcorrected, causing him to crash into a concrete barrier. 

– At 2 p.m. Saturday, a man died when he crashed his Harley Davidson as he exited from westbound I-494 to northbound Hwy. 100 in Bloomington. The State Patrol didn't provide any other details about what caused the crash. The rider has been identified as 48-year-old Cory Ray Jones of Robbinsdale. 

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– An 81-year-old man, yet to be identified, was killed Saturday just after 5:30 p.m. when his 2017 Chevy Silverado was rear-ended by Dodge Ram truck pulling a utility trailer on Hwy. 169 near Garrison, Crow Wing County. The collision forced the Silverado into a Dodge Caravan. Drivers in the other vehicles were uninjured. 

– On Saturday evening, two people were killed in a crash near Vermillion at 190th Street East and Goodwin Avenue. The Dakota County Sheriff's Office says two cars were involved in the accident. More details will be released Sunday. 

Through Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety had recorded 135 deaths on Minnesota roads in 2018. 

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