Deadly Weekend on Minnesota Roads

By KBJR News 1

Deadly Weekend on Minnesota Roads

April 8, 2013 Updated Apr 8, 2013 at 11:41 AM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- At least eight people were killed on Minnesota roads this past weekend, making it the deadliest weekend of 2013 so far.

The eight deaths included five on Sunday alone, the deadliest day of the year. The Sunday fatalities included a three-fatality crash in Minneapolis and a motorcyclist, the second rider death of the year.

Here are all of the crashes that occured throughout the weekend:

-On Saturday, April 6, on Hwy. 14 and Hwy. 42, east of Rochester, Olmsted County: Marvin Jech, 66, of Rochester, was killed when his vehicle collided with another vehicle.

-On Saturday, April 6, on county roads 9 and 10, east of Rochester, Olmsted County: 32-year-old male was killed in a two-vehicle crash. This crash is under investigation by the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, and no other information is currently available.

-On Sunday, April 7, on Lexington Ave. and Victoria St. in Shoreview, Ramsey County: 55-year-old female pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. This crash is under investigation by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and no other information is currently available.

-On Sunday, April 7, on northbound I-94 at 49th Ave. in Minneapolis, Hennepin County: An 80-year-old female, 44-year-old female and 16-year-old male were killed in a three-vehicle crash. The names of the injured: Akinbowale Barbington (51); Oluremi Ayodele Ogundare (61); Fisayo Abigail Barbington (15); Faith Barbington (12); Tobi Barbington (5).

-On Sunday, April 7, on Brooklyn Blvd. at Welcome Ave. in Brooklyn Park, Hennepin County: Motorcyclist Tyron Somaiah, 23, of Crystal, Minn., was killed after he ran a red light and hit another vehicle that was in the intersection.

-On Mon. April 8, Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County: 23-year-old female killed when she ran off the road and hit a tree. This crash is under investigation by a Brooklyn Center Police Department and no other information is currently available.

"Tragic periods like this past weekend show how deadly our roads can turn," said Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol, "The people who lost their lives in these crashes are the reasons we all need to take the task of driving seriously and make safe decisions behind the wheel."

The state patrol reminds motorists to buckle up, drive at safe speeds, pay attention and never drive imparied. Motorists should also be alert and be prepared to react to pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists returning to the roads.

To-date in 2013, 71 people have been killed in crashes in Minnesota compared to 75 at this time last year.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com

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