Icy Roads Cause Multiple Crashes 17 Apr 14

Icy and wet road conditions on Wednesday caused several crashes around the area. Two people were injured when a Toyota Camry struck a Dodge Ram pickup on Highway 60 in Bingham Lake at just before 6pm. 40-year-old Melinda Dewall of Bingham Lake and 45-year-old Mustfa Hayato of Champlin were both taken to the Windom Hospital with non life-threatening injuries after the crash. 56-year-old Gretchen Scharmer of Storden was taken to the Westbrook Hospital after she lost control of her 2001 Saturn on Highway 30 east of Dovray at shortly after 6pm and the vehicle rolled. A total of 7 teens from the Cottonwood and Wood Lake area were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries after a school bus broadsided a semi-truck on Highway 212 east of Renville at around 6 o’clock Wednesday as well, and a 42-year-old North Carolina man was hospitalized in Le Sueur after losing control of his semi-truck on Highway 169 at just before 1am today (THU). There were multiple other crashes throughout the state with the wintry weather Wednesday, including a fatal crash on Highway 55 that killed a 65-year-old Aitkin woman and a crash on Interstate 94 in Clay County that killed a 43-year-old Moorhead man.


Snowfall totals varied greatly, with the heaviest snow falling north of Highway 212. Isanti apparently received the most new snow in the state with 19-inches.