Six People Killed in Minnesota Traffic Crashes in 24 Hours

By KBJR News 1

Six People Killed in Minnesota Traffic Crashes in 24 Hours

June 3, 2013 Updated Jun 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM CST

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) ---It was a deadly weekend in Minnesota with six people killed in traffic crashes throughout the state in just over 24 hours.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that the string of fatal crashes started at 4:09 p.m. Friday and ended at 5:42 p.m. Saturday.

The crashes occurred in Benton, Carlton, Hennepin, Houston, Waseca and Wright Counties.

So far this year 122 have been killed in traffic crashes, up from 110 at this time last year. The deadliest weekend was April 6-8, where 12 people were killed in crashes.

Of the six killed over the weekend, was a passenger on a motorcycle- bringing motorcycle rider deaths to 11 for the year so far.

The Department of Public Safety says that the amount of rider deaths is putting the state on pace with last year, when 55 riders were killed.

Posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com

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