Three killed in collision near Lakeville
A Mound woman and her son, along with the son’s friend, died Friday in a crash involving a car and two semitrailer trucks south of the Twin Cities.
The victims, all of whom were in the car, were identified by the State Patrol as driver Jayson Ceaser, 20, of Minnetonka, and passengers Tamara Ceaser, 46, of Mound, and Nicholle Oseland, 22, of Mound.
Tamara Ceaser and Jayson Ceaser are mother and son; Oseland is a friend of Jayson Ceaser’s, the State Patrol said.
The collision occurred about 2:15 a.m. on Interstate 35 in the Lakeville-New Market area, the State Patrol said.
The victims were driving north when their car struck a semi in the rear on Interstate 35. Authorities said Jayson Caesar lost control and crossed the median into southbound traffic, where the car was hit by another truck.
The truck drivers were not injured.
The Star Tribune said authorities closed a 5-mile stretch of the highway between Scott Count Road 2 and Dakota County Road 70 for about four hours as investigators reconstructed the accident.
The freeway was open again by mid-morning.
According to The Associated Press, road were wet at the time of the crash.
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