Ice, mud lead to Sunday traffic accidents
Icy roads and mud created three traffic accidents Sunday in northwest Minnesota. No one was hurt or hospitalized from any of the incidents. In Clearwater County, four Minnesota teens escaped serious injury after the van they were riding in overtu...
Icy roads and mud created three traffic accidents Sunday in northwest Minnesota. No one was hurt or hospitalized from any of the incidents.
In Clearwater County, four Minnesota teens escaped serious injury after the van they were riding in overturned on icy U.S. Highway 2 late Sunday night.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 1996 Plymouth Voyager driven by Amber Maygra, 17, of Red Lake Falls, Minn., was headed west toward Bagley, Minn., at 11:30 p.m. when it skidded, entered the median and overturned.
The patrol said Maygra and her three passengers, Kayse Mix, 19, of Crookston, Kelcie Hanson, 18, of Crookston, and Erica Thonsen, 14, were not injured.
The patrol didn't if any of the four was wearing a seat belt.
The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office is assisting in the investigation.
Earlier in Marshall County, mud from a beet piler caused two accidents within two minutes at the same milepost near Alvarado, Minn.
The patrol said a 2000 International Semi driven by John Noftsker of Greeley, Colo., was eastbound on state Highway 1 when the tires hit mud from a beet piler, slid off the road and jackknifed at about 2:05 p.m.
According to the patrol report, two minutes later, a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Anthony Sands of Roseville, Minn., was traveling the same direction when it slid off the road at the beet piler and hit an electrical pole.
Both Noftsker and Sands were reportedly wearing seat belts. There was moderate damage to both vehicles.
In North Dakota, a Fessenden woman was treated and released from Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake after her vehicle rolled into a ditch four miles south of Devils Lake Saturday evening.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Jenna Feakes, 21, swerved to miss a deer while traveling south on State Highway 20 at about 5:30 p.m. The 1995 Chevrolet rolled into the west ditch and came to rest on its roof facing north.
Feakes was wearing a seat belt. She was taken to Mercy by Lake Region Ambulance. Mercy Hospital is not releasing information on the extent of her injuries.
The accident report said the vehicle was totaled and Feakes was cited for care required in operation of a motor vehicle.
Devils Lake Rural Fire and the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department also responded to the accident.