2 Fatal Crashes in Minnesota, Both Failure to Stop

Two fatal crashes in Minnesota on Saturday involved failure to stop, one at a stop sign and the other at a stoplight. The roads were dry at the time, so winter weather most likely was not a factor in these wrongful death accidents.

1. Aitkin County

On January 24, 2015, a Volkswagen Jetta traveling westbound on Highway 18 failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Highway 65, about 30 miles north of Aitkin, MN and 40 miles south of Grand Rapids. A Ford Fiesta traveling northbound on Highway 65 was broadsided by the Volkswagen.

The driver of the Ford was killed. The at-fault driver was seriously injured.

2. Sherburne County

A Chevy K1500, a full-sized pickup truck, traveling westbound on Highway 10 ran a stop light. A Nissan Altima traveling southbound on Upland Avenue was broadsided in the intersection.

The driver of the Nissan died at the scene. The driver of the truck, an 18-year-old from Elk River, had no apparent injuries.

Were the at-Fault Drivers Distracted?

When someone runs a stop sign or stop light distraction and speeding are common factors.  We are seeing more tragic accidents caused by texting.

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