Four Motorists Killed Over Memorial Day Weekend

By KBJR News 1

Four Motorists Killed Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 30, 2012 Updated May 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) – Four people were killed on Minnesota roads during the Memorial Day weekend, according to preliminary crash reports from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

The deaths casued the state’s annual traffic fatality count to rise over the 100 death milestone.

There have been 103 deaths this year compared to 108 at this time in 2011.

Two of the fatalities were motorcyclists and to date, the preliminary rider death tally is 13 for the year, compared to five at this time in 2011.

The Memorial Day weekend travel period started 6 p.m. Friday and lasted until 12 a.m. Tuesday; the accidents happened on:

- Saturday, May 26 at 6:13 a.m., a 32 year old woman driver was killed in Rock County on County Road 10. She was not wearing a seat belt and alcohol was involved.

- At 6:36 p.m. in Jackson County on Saturday, May 26, a 34 year old male motorcyclist and his 38 year old woman passenger crashed on County Road 4. The woman was killed and the driver died in the early morning on Wednesday, May 30.

- On Monday, May 28 at 11 a.m. in Pope County, an 80 year old woman driver was killed in a crash at the intersection of Highway 29 and County Road 18.

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