11 die in three days on Minnesota roads


This makes a person sit up and take notice: Eleven people died in accidents on Minnesota roads this weekend, according to the State Patrol.

Friday: A 16-year-old girl, who's name has not been released pending a police investigation, was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that flipped into a ditch on County Road 20 Friday afternoon in Winona County. The accident killed three teenagers: Shauna Marie Ruhoff, 16, and Morgan Zeller, 13, both of Lewiston, and Katie Lee Hornberg, 14, of Altura. Cydney Maker, 12, of Lewiston, is hospitalized. More in the Winona Daily News.

Saturday: Deanna M. Anderson, pulled her Chevrolet Lumina out onto Highway 169 near Onamia just after 6 p.m. and was struck broadside by a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Douglas Hodgeman, 47, Coon Rapids. She was pronounced dead later. Her three passengers, Three passengers in Anderson's vehicle were injured: Her mother, Michele Berger, 37, Brainerd, Denise Anderson, 10, of Onamia, and Danielle Berger, 6, of Onamia. Hodgeman was treated and released. More in the Brainerd Dispatch.

Sunday: Six people were killed in an early-morning head-on collision in Cambridge. The teenage driver of one of the cars survived. Her name has not been released pending investigation by police. Her four passengers died: Kelsee Blackledge, 15; Stephen Kendryna, 16; Travis Buchan, 17; Travis Gryczkowski, 21. Two people riding in an Oldsmobile Bravada SUV that collided with the Grand Am carrying the teens were also killed. Their names haven't been released.

Sunday: At about 8:40 p.m., a 23-year-old woman driver in a Honda Fit northbound on I-35W hit bridge pillars at the intersection of I-494. Details on that crash are expected later Monday.