Skip to main content

State trooper urges drivers to slow down – then car hits his vehicle

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Part of State Patrol spokesman Jesse Grabow's job is urging Minnesota drivers to slow down and drive carefully in bad weather, and he was back out on the highway doing just that early Tuesday morning, sending tweets like this:

Then bam! Grabow had pulled over at the scene of an accident in which a driver had hit the median on Interstate 94 near Melrose, WDAY reports, when another driver crashed into the back of his vehicle.

No one was seriously injured in the accident, said Grabow, who serves as public relations officer for the patrol in northwest Minnesota. He tweeted about his own accident to reiterate his message:

Sgt. Jesse Grabow

More "slow-down" weather is on the way ... forecasters say a dusting of snow is likely, mainly in central and southern Minnesota late Thursday. The Twin Cities could get 1 to 2 inches, KARE 11 reports. Rochester could see up to 3 inches, with less than an inch likely in Pipestone, the National Weather Services says.

Next Up

Kris Richard Severin

Inmate who escaped Minnesota prison is captured

The inmate escaped Wednesday morning.

Brave New Comedy Workshop in downtown Minneapolis.

Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases

The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.

Austin Retterath

Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River

Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.

"Love" mural seen in St. Paul.

Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists

The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.


Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M

It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.

golden valley police department

Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation

Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.


Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws

A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.

US Bank Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers

A hiring fair will be held for the positions.

Screen Shot 2022-05-20 at 8.55.56 AM

Officials looking for man last seen leaving Hudson home

David Mckay, 67, was last seen in Hudson Thursday morning.


'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN

Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.