8 killed on Minnesota roads last weekend

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says there were at least eight traffic deaths throughout the state from Sept. 6-9, one the deadliest weekends so far this year.

The fatalities include 20-year-old Brady Sontana who was killed in Minneapolis early Monday morning after his vehicle was hit by a driver fleeing police.

In Renville County, 76-year-old Thomas Kopel and 74-year-old Carla Kopel, both of Olivia, Minn., were killed Sunday night after the car they were riding in rear-ended a farm implement on Highway 71, WCCO reported.

Other deaths were reported in Anoka, Carver, Otter Tail, St. Louis and Watonwan counties, the department said.

DPS says the death total has reached 250, up from 238 at this time last year. The department projects 415 deaths for 2013, up from 295 in 2012.

Three of the fatalities were motorcyclists, bringing rider deaths up to 53 this year. DPS says the state is on pace for 68 deaths in 2013, up from 55 in 2012.

April 5-7 was the deadliest weekend yet in 2012 with 10 deaths, followed by May 31-June 2 when eight people were killed.

Next Up

prison, Rush City cell block

Former Army Green Beret and U of M student sentenced for Russian espionage

Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 46, was sentenced to 188 months in prison.

Miguel Sano

Miguel SanĂ³'s 8th inning blast ends Twins losing streak

The 5-4 victory over the A's snapped a five-game losing streak.

Thomas Humphrey, charged in vaccine thefts.

Viral videos of vaccine thefts lead to charges for MN anti-vaxxer

Thomas Edward Humphrey is a 32-year-old St. Paul resident.

Kyle Imdieke of Osakis, Minnesota.

Community rallies around family of MN coach who died suddenly

Kyle Imdieke was a beloved educator at Osakis High School.

Hinckley crash

Fatal crash that closed north I-35 caused when SUV crossed median

The incident occurred Friday afternoon one mile south of Hinckley in eastern Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2021-05-15 at 7.17.27 AM

Viral video: Customer argues with Menards worker over store mask policy

The incident happened in Buffalo on Thursday, hours after the CDC issued new guidance on face masks for vaccinated people.

Sylvia Fowles

Phoenix, Minnesota live up to the hype in WNBA opener

Diana Taurasi hit the game-winning shot with 1.1 seconds to play.

Josh Donaldson

Oakland smacks four home runs to extend Twins' horrific start

The A's handed the Twins a 6-1 loss on Friday night.

Hy-Vee

Spring Lake Park Hy-Vee to open by the end of May

A dozen Hy-Vee stores are now located in the Twin Cities metro area.

PXG Store Manager Derek Holmes Qualifies for the PGA Championship

Minnesota golf store manager qualifies for PGA Championship

No word if he'll have to burn some vacation days to play in the PGA Championship!

Related

coronavirus, nurse

Coronavirus: 9 more dead as positive tests, ICU patients increase

Stearns County jumped to 728 total cases, the third most in the state.