At least 7 people have been killed on Minnesota roads in the past 2 days

Five of the fatal crashes happened Wednesday.
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It's been another deadly stretch on Minnesota highways. 

In just two days this week (Tuesday and Wednesday), there were seven fatal crashes on Minnesota roads, killing seven people and injuring five others, reports show. 

Five of those fatal crashes happened Wednesday, and four of the seven people who died were riding motorcycles. Here's a look at each crash.

Motorcyclist fleeing police dies

A 27-year-old man from Prior Lake was fleeing Bloomington police on a motorcycle around 10 p.m. Wednesday when he lost control and died, the Minnesota State Patrol's website says

After losing control, the motorcycle hit a curb and road sign near the intersection of Xerxes Avenue South and 98th Street. 

The rider has not been identified, but the Star Tribune spoke with the man's girlfriend, who told the paper he'd gotten out of jail 24 hours before the fatal crash. 

Driver runs stop sign, killing motorcyclist

A 21-year-old man died Wednesday when a man driving a Jeep ran a stop sign, hitting his motorcycle, Apple Valley police said in a news release

The crash happened around 5:10 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 155th Street and Embry Path. 

Police said the 41-year-old driver of the Jeep suffered minor injuries and was taken to jail on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide.

The motorcyclist hasn't been identified. 

Driver crashes into a ditch, dies

A 36-year-old woman from Waconia Township died in a crash on Highway 5 near County Road 51 Wednesday around 4 p.m., the State Patrol's incident report says

Kelly Anna Roush was driving and for "unknown reasons" the vehicle crossed lanes and traffic, crashed through a fence and went into a ditch, the report notes. 

Truck driver dies in crash

Ryan Clark Uker, a 52-year-old from Iowa, was driving a Freightliner truck on Highway 13 in Waseca County just before 1 p.m. Wednesday when he cross over the center line and hit a Dodge Ram, the State Patrol's report says

Uker was killed, while the driver of the Dodge Ram suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

Motorcyclist killed in crash with SUV

A 48-year-old from Paynesville was killed when he hit the driver's side door of an SUV at the intersection with Stearns County Road 32 on 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, the State Patrol's report shows

The SUV was turning left at the intersection (from County Road 32 to Highway 4) when the crash happened. The SUV went into a ditch, while the motorcycle came to a rest on Highway 4. 

Greg Darrel Brown was killed, while the driver of the SUV suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Motorcyclist killed in crash with car

A motorcycle was traveling west on Highway 37 in St. Louis County Tuesday around 2 p.m. when a car turned out in front of the motorcycle, the State Patrol's report says

Donald Omar Hilligoss, 60, of Cohasset, was killed. The 19-year-old driver of the car wasn't injured. 

Teen killed in crash 

A 17-year-old from Faribault was killed in a crash with a Chrysler Town and Country when they collided on Natchez Avenue near the intersection of 230th Street East around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, the State Patrol's report shows

Isaac Brent Ohlemann was killed. The 43-year-old driver of the Town and Country and her 9-year-old passenger both suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Crashes in Minnesota

These fatal crashes come during what are typically the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads (between Memorial Day and Labor Day).

During that time, drivers tend to drive more aggressively and speed, which increases the likelihood of serious crashes, the Department of Public Safety said

So far this year there have been at least 229 fatal crashes on Minnesota roads, the Office of Traffic Safety's website shows. At this time last year, there had been 242 fatalities.

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