Woman Crashes Into Gas Tanker After Sneezing

Woman Was Hurt While Semi Driver Was Not, No Fuel Spilled

LAMOURE CO., N.D. — Authorities say a sneeze caused a woman to crash into a semi. North Dakota Highway Patrol says 44-year-old Michele Eckmann of LaMoure was driving north on Highway 281 about 13 miles north of Edgeley Friday afternoon when she sneezed. It caused her SUV to drift and she struck the tanker trailer loaded with gas. Eckmann was…

At Least Four Injured After Semi Crashes into Minnesota School

School officials say two of the students suffered minor injuries and the two people in the car were also hurt

MOWER COUNTY, Minn. — At least two students were hurt after a semi-truck crashes into a school in Lyle, Minnesota Tuesday. Chief Deputy Mark May with the Mower County Sheriff’s Office says just before 8:30 a.m., the semi rear-ended another car on Highway 218 and veered off the road. The semi then crashed into Lyle Public School, which is about…

Bleeding Purple: Politicians Vow to Make Bridge Glow, Place Bets on Minnesota Vikings

MN Dot will light up the I-35W bridge friday and saturday

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The I-35W bridge will glow purple Friday and Saturday nights in honor of the Minnesota Vikings. Governor Dayton has directed the MN DOT to light up the bridge before the team’s NFC semi-final game on Sunday. The Vikings will play the New Orleans Saints. The governor is also urging all Minnesotans to show their Purple…

State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash in Clay County

The driver of the SUV, a 28-year-old female, died at the scene

  HAWLEY, Minn. — Authorities are investigating an early morning crash between an SUV and a semi that happened just south of Hawley. Lieutenant Mark Empting with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office says emergency responders arrived at the intersection of County Highway 31 and 20th Avenue South at about 7:30 a.m. The driver of the SUV, a 28-year-old female, died…

ND State Patrol: Porsche Driver Hurt in Distracted Driving Crash with Semi

A passenger and the driver of the semi were not hurt

STUTSMAN COUNTY, ND — The driver of a Porsche was hurt Sunday after rear-ending a semi on I-94 near Medina in Stutsman County. The semi had slowed up because its diesel fuel started to gel up and the driver of the car ran into the trailer. The state patrol says 37-year old Lara Weisman, of Excelsior, Minnesota was distracted and…

Teen Driving Horse and Buggy Dies from Injuries After Crash

Miller was thrown from the buggy

  TODD COUNTY, Minn. — The teen, who was injured after being hit by a semi in Todd County, has died. Authorities say 17-year-old David Miller has died at the hospital from his injuries. Miller was steering a horse and buggy on Highway 210 west of Staples when he was hit from behind by a semi driven by 60-year-old Douglas…

Authorities Identify Monango Man in Fatal Crash with Semi

The semi driver, 41 year old Brandon Sanderson of Stirum, was treated in Jamestown for minor injuries

  EDGELEY, ND — The highway patrol has released the name of a man killed in a crash last Thursday afternoon, six miles northeast of Edgeley. They say 79-year-old Coral Bardell of Monango drove through an intersection and was hit by a semi hauling corn. Bardell died from his injuries. The semi driver, 41 year old Brandon Sanderson of Stirum,…

Minnesota Man Dead After Crash in Grant County

He was not wearing a seatbelt and was killed on impact

  GRANT COUNTY, Minn. — A Sebeka man is dead after a fatal crash in west-central Minnesota’s Grant County. Two semis collided Monday morning at the intersection of Highway’s 59 and 27, just south of Barrett. The state patrol says one of the trucks started to cross Highway 59 and pulled out in front of the second truck. That driver…

East Grand Forks Man Identified in Fatal Crash

Driscoll failed to yield at the intersection and was hit by the semi driven by 53-year-old Kristopher Rittel of Grand Forks

  CROOKSTON, Minn. — An East Grand Forks man is dead after a car and semi crashed in Crookston. The state patrol says the crash happened just before 5 this morning at the junction of Highways 2 and 75. They say 59-year-old Gregory Driscoll was behind the wheel of the car. Driscoll failed to yield at the intersection and was…

Air Force Reserve Bus Bound for Fargo Hit by Semi on I-94

The crash happened around 1 o'clock on I-94 west bound between Monticello and Albertville

MONTICELLO, Minn. — The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a crash involving an Air Force Reserve bus headed for Fargo and a semi. The crash happened around 1 o’clock on I-94 west bound between Monticello and Albertville. The semi apparently rear-ended the bus and the bus rolled. According to the Air Force Reserve, six of the 13 passengers were hurt….