2 teens killed in wrong-way crash on I-94

The driver of the other car may have been drunk.

Two teenagers were killed by a motorist who was going the wrong way on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis early Tuesday. 

The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. between Lowry Avenue and West Broadway Avenue, with the State Patrol's report saying a 26-year-old man driving a BMW was going west in the eastbound lanes of I-94 when he hit a Toyota Camry head-on.

The two people in the Toyota – Diana Rojas Martinez, 18, and Christopher Jahmar Bunyan, 19, both of Minneapolis – were killed, the State Patrol says. 

The driver of the BMW, who is from Brooklyn Center, was seriously injured, with Lt. Tiffani Nielson telling the Star Tribune they believe he was "impaired by alcohol." 

The crash caused I-94 east to be closed for about four hours, but it reopened in time for morning commute, FOX 9 reports.

The identities of those involved in the crash haven't been released, but more details are expected later Tuesday. 

Fatal crashes in Minnesota

So far this year, at least 255 people have been killed on Minnesota roads, according to the Department of Public Safety

That's fewer than the number of traffic fatalities at this same time last year, when there were 273. 

Drunk driving is one of the leading factors in fatal crashes on Minnesota roads. Seventy-three of the 392 traffic deaths last year were related to drunk driving, preliminary numbers show.

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