According to the USDOT Federal Highway Administration, more than 1,500 people die each year due to snowy and icy roads. This past Monday, several semi-trucks were involved in accidents that caused serious injury and death in Minnesota. Each one of these tragic accidents took place on slippery roads, highlighting the dangers of driving in icy conditions. Our semi-truck accident legal team at Pritzker Hageman represents injured people and families who lost a loved one in crash cases nationwide.
Woman Hospitalized After Semi Crash in Redwood County
A crash involving a semi-truck and a car seriously injured a woman in Lamberton Township, MN. The crash happened on Highway 14 at County Road 6. A Freightliner tractor truck was traveling eastbound on Highway 14 when it collided with a Toyota traveling northbound on County Road 6. The Toyota’s driver, Misty Ann Green (35) of Lamberton, was transported by air ambulance to Sanford Medical. The semi driver, Jason Lange Heck (35) of Garvin, was not injured.
Semi Crash in Sibley County Injures Woman
A Minnesota woman was injured in a crash involving a semi-truck and a car in Green Isle Township. A Freightliner tractor truck was traveling southwest on Highway 5 at Mile Post 11 when it collided with a Dodge traveling northeast. The driver of the Dodge, Rebecca Brynetta Passion (41) of Gaylord, was taken to Ridgeview Medical Center. The semi-driver, Ricky Eugene Randall (68) of New Ulm was not injured.
Semi Driver Injured in Renville County Crash with Another Semi-Truck
A crash between a Peterbilt semi-truck and a Volvo semi-truck injured one man in Preston Lake Township, MN. The crash took place on Highway 212 at County Road 20 when both semis were traveling westbound on Highway 212 in wet road conditions. Jeffrey Mark Weis (60) of Bird Island, the driver of the Volvo semi-truck, was taken to Renville Hospital. The Peterbilt semi driver, John Edward Wrobleski (63) of Willmar, was not injured.
Teen and Woman Die in Separate Semi Crashes in Nicollet County
A teenage girl and a woman both died in separate crashes involving semi-trucks in Nicollet County, MN. The first crash took place at about 11:20 AM on Highway 111 near New Sweden. A northbound semitractor truck collided with a 17-year-old girl headed south on Highway 111. The teen died at the scene. The semi driver, John Eugene Magnan (62) of Detroit Lakes, was not hurt.
About two hours later, another semitrailer truck and car collided, at the intersection of Highway 14 and County Road 37 in Courtland Township. At the time of the crash, the semi-truck was headed east on Highway 14 when it collided with a car traveling north on County Road 37. Naomi Sue Peterson (45) died at the scene. The semi-driver, Daniel John Brunberg (44) of Roseville was not injured.
Young Boy Seriously Injured in Sauk Rapids Semi Crash
A seven-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries after a semi-truck caused a crash in Sauk Rapids, MN. The crash happened when a semi-truck ran a red light on northbound Highway 15, striking an SUV traveling on County Road 29. Three people in the SUV, all residents of Sartell, were injured. Colin McCann (7) was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with critical injuries. Molly McCann (37) and Ethan McCann (5) were taken to St. Cloud Hospital. The semi was driven by Yussuf Ahmed Mohamud (32) of St. Cloud.