Passenger dies in car, bus crash on I-94 in Minneapolis

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One person has been killed in a crash between a car and a bus on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis.

The Minnesota State Patrol says that the incident happened at I-94 southbound at Lowry Avenue, just north of downtown, at 5:44 p.m.

A Toyota Prius lost traction and spun out, broad-siding a Metro Transit bus traveling in the right lane.

The right-front passenger in the Prius suffered fatal injuries, with the driver and rear passenger taken to North Memorial Hospital.

The bus had no passengers, with the driver the sole occupant.


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It's one of hundreds crashes and spinouts being reported across the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota since the snow started on Friday.

Injury incidents reported on Sunday include a Ford Focus driver who lost control and struck the median on I-35 in Rice County, and a Chevrolet Tahoe crashing into a left-turning semi-trailer on northbound Hwy. 52 near Rochester.

In the past three days, the State Patrol says there have been 558 crashes across the state – 64 of them resulting in injuries, two in serious injuries and one death – as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The I-94 fatality will double the death toll.

There have also been 1,058 vehicle spinouts/off-road incidents, as well as 20 jackknifed semis.

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