Minnesota Storm Death Toll Rises to Four
PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) — A least four people died in accidents on roads left slippery by the first significant snowstorm of the season to strike Minnesota.
Plymouth police say a pedestrian helping a driver who spun out was hit by another vehicle that spun out around 12:15 a.m. Saturday on Highway 169. The pedestrian died at the scene. That person's name hasn't been released.
The State Patrol says 58-year-old Clarence Coker of St. Paul died around 9:30 p.m. Friday when his pickup spun out on Highway 169 and rolled in Princeton.
Two others died in storm-related crashes Friday morning. They were a 44-year-old Duluth trucker who went off Interstate 35 into the St. Louis River in Scanlon, and a 26-year-old Pierz man who died in a crash on Highway 25 near Brainerd.