Three killed in early morning crash
Three people are dead after an early-morning car crash on I-35 near Lakeville. police said. The crossover accident that happened around 2:15 a.m. involved a car, a semi-trailer and another truck reports the Star Tribune.
The victims names have not been released but all were taken to Regina Hospital in Hastings where they died.
The male driver,20, was traveling with his mother, 46, and another female relative, 22, in the vehicle. The male was from Minnetonka and both women were from Mound.
The Ford Taurus was heading northbound when it ran into the back of a semi-trailer. This caused the driver to lose control, hit the median and cross into the southbound lane where it hit another truck head on, reports WCCO. The drivers of the other vehicles were not hurt.
Police closed I-35 for almost four hours while they investigated and clean-up the accident. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor. The road was likely wet at the time of the accident.