Deadly Weekend on Minnesota Roads
At least five people have lost their lives in traffic crashes around Minnesota since the start of the weekend.
A 55-year-old Mankato man was killed in a rollover crash Saturday afternoon in Blue Earth County. The State Patrol says the victim was in a pickup truck that crashed after the driver lost control by over correcting on a rural round just south of Mankato around 3:20 PM. His name has not been released.
Minneapolis police are investigating an overnight crash that killed two people. Police say a vehicle hit a tree just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday in northeast Minneapolis. The woman in the passenger seat died at the scene. The male driver died on the way to the hospital. Their names have not been released. Three other adults who were in the back seat were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with injuries, but are expected to survive.
The State Patrol says a husband and wife from Butterfield have died in a single-vehicle accident in Yellow Medicine County in southwestern Minnesota. The patrol says 73-year-old Lowell Asplund was driving north on Highway 67 when his SUV left the highway, went through a fence and hit a tree around 10 a.m. Friday. Asplund and his wife, 74 year-old Sharon Asplund, both died in the crash.
The Associated Press contributed to this story