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Icy Roads Cause Accidents, One Death



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Most of us were not so excited to see a mid-April snow fall when we woke up this morning.
 
The snow caused icy road conditions that caused several accidents around the Valley, one resulting in death.
 
Both eastbound lanes on I-94 near Barnesville were shut down while crews cleaned up what was left after an accident involving two semi trucks.
 
Authorities say 43-year-old Steven J. Olson, of Moorhead, was driving a Kemp milk truck when he tried to pass another semi driven by Thomas Harrington Jr., of St. Paul, around 4 this morning.

 

Officials say the semi lost control and side swiped the milk truck.
 
"One of the semi's then ran off the road into the median and struck the guard rail," Sgt. Jesse Grabow, with the Minnesota State Patrol said.
 
Olson was killed in the crash.

 

The incident is still under investigation but road conditions at the time were icy due to snow.
 
"April is one of those months when you talk about April showers it's not always rain, it can be snow showers too," Grabow said.
 
Which made for conditions drivers didn't know they'd have to deal with in mid-April.

 

Several accidents around the Valley occurred after the snowfall overnight.
 
"I wasn't really expecting it. I thought this stuff moved on already," truck driver Mike Janovutz said.
 
But it didn't.

 

Which is why officials are reminding drivers it may be spring but it can still get difficult driving.
 
"You just have to be aware of surroundings and be that defense a lot of the time too," Grabow said.
 
"You just have to deal with it, being a truck driver you drive in all kinds of weather," Janovutz said.
 
In all kinds of seasons.
 
Milk that spilled in the crash froze on the road causing more slippery conditions.

     

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