It was a really bad day on Minnesota's roads

3 killed in separate crashes plus a school bus rear-ended

August 22 was not the best day on our state's highways. 

In an evening post, the State Patrol pointed out that three separate crashes around Minnesota had left people – including a baby – dead or injured. And another accident threw a scare into a bus full of schoolkids. 

Here's a recap of Tuesday's tragic events.

  • At 2 a.m. a woman walking along a southwestern Minnesota highway was hit by a semi and killed. The State Patrol's report says the 29-year-old from South Dakota was on Highway 212 near the town of Hector.
  • A little after 8 a.m. a woman driving on an Iron Range highway near Virginia drifted onto the shoulder, then overcorrected a couple times before her car flipped, hitting some trees and landing in a ditch. The Patrol says the driver, 23, was severely injured and the crash killed her 18-month-old child. 
  • A man was killed on Interstate 494 in Woodbury a little after 2 p.m. He was on foot and the Patrol says he stepped in front of a tanker truck. 
  • Later in the afternoon a driver in Forest Lake rear-ended a school bus. There were 50-60 kids on the bus but the State Patrol says none them was hurt. According to the Forest Lake Times, the driver and a passenger in the SUV that hit the bus were taken away in an ambulance. 

These incidents came a day after a university student from Minnesota was killed in a crash in Nebraska and a car burst into flames after veering off a road in Cottage Grove. 

The number of people killed on Minnesota roads this year stands at 216, according to the Toward Zero Deaths initiative. That's down from 236 at the same time last year. 

Safety officials say the deadly day underlines the need to do four things: slow down, pay attention, wear a seat belt, and drive sober.

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.


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!


It was a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads

Six people were killed and others were hospitalized with severe injuries.

It was a deadly weekend for Minnesota outdoor recreation

Three women were killed in northern Minnesota.

A road worker hit by a car is fighting for her life

Authorities suspect the driver was distracted

6 killed in a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads

Three of the victims were motorcyclists.