A mother and her 2-year-old daughter were among those who died in a wrong-way crash in Duluth on Monday morning.
Duanda Robinson, 26, and her daughter Damiah Anderson died when their GMC was struck head-on by a Toyota traveling in the wrong direction on Interstate 35.
The driver of the Toyota, Aaron Dame, 23, of Duluth, also died in the crash and the State Patrol say he's suspected of driving under the influence at the time.
Court records show that Dame was on 2-year probation following a 3rd degree DWI conviction in June 2016. The passenger in his car, a 22-year-old woman from Duluth, remains in critical condition in the hospital.
A GoFundMe account has been set up by the family of Robinson and Anderson to help pay for their funeral costs.
Father and grandfather Douglas Robinson expressed his grief on his Facebook page, posting a picture of a tribute he'd placed outside along with a message: "Rest in Peace my little angels."
"I want to thank everyone for their prayers and support for the lost of my loved ones [sic]," he posted Tuesday morning.
Crash deaths falling
In spite of the triple tragedy on Monday, Minnesota has still seen fewer crash deaths this year compared to 2017.
Last year was one of the lowest on record in Minnesota, but already the state is on track to beat it this year.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety told Bring Me The News there have been 56 road fatalities so far this year, compared to 65 at the same time in 2017.