Skip to main content

State Patrol: Speed contributed to crash that killed four NDSU students

An investigator told KFGO radio, the 18-year-old driver was traveling 78 miles-per-hour when she lost control and collided with an oncoming SUV near Alexandria in February. The State Patrol says winter weather was also a factor in the fatal crash that killed the four young women from the Twin Cities area.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

An investigator told KFGO radio, the 18-year-old driver was traveling 78 miles-per-hour when she lost control and collided with an oncoming SUV near Alexandria in February. The State Patrol says winter weather was also a factor in the fatal crash that killed the four young women from the Twin Cities area.

Next Up

Karl-Anthony Towns, Chris Finch

Suns get hot, Timberwolves fall in Phoenix

A scorching performance in the fourth quarter sent the Wolves to a loss in the desert.

Mats Zuccarello

Zuccarello helps Wild spoil Lundqvist's retirement party

After Henrik Lundqvist's jersey was hung to the rafters, Zuccarello led a 3-2 win.

Screen Shot 2022-01-28 at 5.04.00 PM

David Arquette gives shoutout to MN's F1rst Wrestling on James Corden show

The Hollywood actor wrestled at at a F1rst Wrestling show at First Avenue in early 2019.

Best Buy - jjbers, Flickr

6 charged in Black Friday mass thefts at Twin Cities Best Buys

The group stole from three Best Buy stores that afternoon, the charges say.

Nicollet County Bell Jan 2022 4

Thieves steal large bell from rural MN church, don't get far with it

The bell was found in a ditch with tow ropes around it.

covid

COVID: More help coming to Minnesota hospitals, Walz says

More than 200 medical professionals are coming to help at short-staffed hospitals.

Screen Shot 2022-01-28 at 9.04.12 AM

Suspect arrested after falling asleep in vehicle at rest stop

The man was sleeping in a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of an I-94 rest area.

DOminos pizza flickr mr blue maumau

Charges: Edina man threatened to shoot up Domino's Pizza

He claimed a delivery driver had flipped him off, the charges say.

carvana vending machine

Carvana seeking to build vehicle vending machine in Twin Cities

The online car dealership submitted a letter of intent to buy land in the metro to build a fulfillment center.

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

Coller: New Vikings GM Adofo-Mensah needs to be ruthless

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah needs to make some big, difficult decisions, writes Matthew Coller.

Patrick Graham

Report: Vikings to interview Giants' Patrick Graham for head coach

Graham coached with the Patriots under Bill Belichick for six years.

floor and decor screengrab

Home brand plans 'flagship' store in Maple Grove AMC Theater space

This will be the company's first Minnesota location.

Related

Four NDSU students from Twin Cities killed in crash near Alexandria

Four young women from the metro area were killed on I-94 while driving in heavy snowfall near Alexandria on Monday. The State Patrol identified them as Lauren Peterson, 18, of Prior Lake, Jordan Playle, 19, of Elk River, Megan Sample, 18, of Rogers and Danielle Renninger, 18, of Excelsior. The four freshman were reportedly traveling from the Twin Cities back to school.

More than 800 gather for vigil to remember NDSU students killed in crash

Hundreds gathered on the campus of North Dakota State to remember the four young women who died on I-94 near Alexandria while driving back to the university.

North Dakota State mourns four students killed in crash

The four first-year students were returning to school after spending a long weekend with their families in the Twin Cities area. A university official says the loss of the 18 and 19-year-old women has the NDSU campus in "shock and disbelief."

State Patrol: No fatalities overnight

The State Patrol reports that there were 88 crashes and 16 traffic-related injuries around Minnesota overnight, but no fatalities. This is the third consecutive year that there have not been any fatalities on New Year's Eve in Minnesota.

NDSU classmates selling bracelets to support families of crash victims

Four teens were driving back to Fargo from the Twin Cities when they died in a crash near Alexandria on February 21. Students are now selling bracelets that include each girl's initials and the date of the tragic accident. The money raised will help families pay for funeral costs.

Pileup on snowy I-94 near Alexandria kills four

The crash reportedly involved six vehicles and at least four fatalities. It occurred in heavy snow a little after 3 p.m. Eastbound traffic on the Interstate was detoured and the State Patrol was working to reconstruct the accident.