Freezing rain brings accidents in Minn.

There were over 400 crashes on Minn. roads this weekend, including two fatal crashes, the State Patrol said.

Due to freezing rain over the weekend, there were 438 reported crashes by noon on Sunday, and because most crashes aren't reported, the number is believed to be much higher, the Star Tribune reported.

The Associated Press reported that four-car crash resulted in the death of Kimberley A. Mead, 44, of Wilmar, who was ejected from the car.

Capt. Matt Langer of the State Patrol said that driving conditions are as dangerous as during last week's snowstorm, even though it may not look like it.

"What we want motorists to do is consider everything to be icy," Lander said according to the Associate Press. "If it looks wet, assume that it's ice. Because oftentimes, even though it looks as wet as can be, it's absolutely black ice.

The second fatality was a 12-year-old girl, who was not wearing a seat belt, who was ejected from the pickup she was riding in when it lost control and slid into a ditch.

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