By: Megan Gosch
With a steady snowfall Saturday afternoon, there were at least 189 car crashes and one vehicle-related death, authorities said.
The snow, which began falling Saturday afternoon and continued on through early Sunday morning, played a significant role in the crashes, 103 of which occurred in the metro area, reported the Star Tribune.
At least 11 injuries resulted from these crashes, according to the State Patrol.
Michael Giguere, 63, of Pine City was fatally struck around 8:00 p.m. Saturday night as he was crossing Highway 48. At the time of the accident, the roads were wet with snow, the patrol said, reported by the Pioneer Press.
The numbers presented by the patrol were collected from incidents begginning at 4:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon until 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning.