Young girl among two killed in crashes on icy Minnesota roads


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A young girl was among two people killed in crashes in icy conditions on Minnesota roads Sunday evening.

The State Patrol says the 5 year old from St. Paul died when a 2002 GMC Yukon rolled over while traveling northbound on I-35W at County Road 62, near Elko, at around 8:15 p.m.

The SUV was carrying three adults and four children, all from St. Paul.

Seriously injured was a 9-year-old boy, who was ejected from his seat during the crash and had to be airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center. A 12-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Uninjured were two women aged 28 and 33, a 3-year-old child, and the 33-year-old male driver.

The identity of the girl killed in the crash is expected to be released on Tuesday.

The road is described as being icy at the time, and the driver of the Yukon is believed to have lost control and crashed into a ditch, rolling the SUV.

Woman killed, child injured in Fridley crash

The Star Tribune reports there was another fatal crash in slick conditions on Sunday night, with a 24-year-old woman killed in a crash on the 6100 block of University Ave. in Fridley.

The woman was a passenger in the car heading north when the driver lost control, slid across the median and was hit by a southbound SUV at 6:35 p.m., the newspaper notes.

According to WCCO, a 5-year-old boy also in the car was seriously injured in the collision, and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Roads around most of the state were considered at least partially covered (the blue in the map below), with some even completely covered, as a result of snowfall throughout the region.

The National Weather Service Twin Cities tweeted out a warning because of the conditions.

Click here for the latest on road conditions.

The Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Initiative website says there have been at least 36 deaths in state roads in 2016 – that's well ahead of last year's pace, when there were 24 fatalities at this time.

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