(UPDATED) Medford, MN (KROC-AM News) - The State Patrol has released the names of the two people who were killed in a multivehicle crash Friday afternoon on I-35 in Rice County.

The victims, 57-year-old Matthew Hansen and 56-year-old Cimberly Hansen of Urbandale Iowa were in a car that was involved in the collision with a pickup truck and a semitruck on northbound I-35 about 3 miles north of Medford. The deadly crash was reported just after 1:30 PM.

The driver of the pickup was identified as 34-year-old Shaun LynGaas of Albert Lea and driver of the semi truck was identified as 54-year-old Billy Joe Grimes of Lansing Tennessee. Both men escaped the crash without any injuries.

The crash shut down the northbound lanes of I-35 between Bedford and Faribault for several hours.


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Faribault, MN (KROC-AM News) - A detour has been established for northbound traffic on I-35 between Owatonna and Faribault due to a fatal crash.

Very little information about the multi-vehicle crash has been released, but the State Patrol has confirmed that at least one person was killed in the incident earlier this afternoon. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is indicating the crash occurred about 3 miles north of Medford near the site of a crash last week involving a half dozen vehicles and resulted in multiple injuries.

The detour is routing traffic off the interstate at Medford and sending it west and north on Rice County Roads before it is sent back to I-35 in Faribault on Highway 60.


Additional information about the deadly crash will be posted when it becomes available.

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