4 people were killed in crashes on Minnesota roads Saturday


At least four people were killed on Minnesota roads Saturday, including three motorcyclists.

Woman killed after getting out of her car

Callista Boe, 22, of Minneapolis, was driving south on Interstate 35 in Northfield early Saturday morning when she lost control and hit the median guard cable, according to the State Patrol's report.

She got out of her car and was hit by a passing vehicle.

Alcohol was detected on Boe, the report says. There were two passengers in the vehicle with her – one suffered a non-life threatening injury, while the other had no apparent injury.

The driver of the passing vehicle suffered a non-life threatening injury.

2 motorcyclists killed in 3-vehicle crash

Two people riding on a motorcycle were killed Saturday afternoon.

Collin Orth, 35, of Milaca, who was driving, and Sara Orth, 34, of Milaca, who was the passenger, were killed in the crash that happened in Chisago County just before 3 p.m. They weren't wearing helmets.

Collin Orth was driving eastbound on Highway 95 when he crossed over the center line and was hit head-on by a van driving in the opposite direction, the State Patrol's report says.

An SUV, also traveling westbound, made "final contact" with Orth.

The driver of the van, and his four passengers, including a 10-year-old, 13-year-old and 15-year-old, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The driver and passenger in the SUV weren't injured.

Passenger killed in 1-vehicle crash

Janean Thielman, 55, of Oakdale, was killed when the motorcycle she was riding on went off the road and hit a sign in Red Wing Saturday afternoon, the State Patrol's report says.

The incident happened at 3:25 p.m. on Highway 61.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 55-year-old Madelia man, was seriously injured.

Thielman nor the driver were wearing helmets.

The state Department of Public Safety's website shows 174 people have been killed on Minnesota roads so far this year. At this time last year, there had been 182 fatalities.

In 2015, 411 people were killed in traffic-related crashes, including 61 motorcycle fatalities.

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