A three-vehicle pileup on Interstate 94 in St. Paul left one person dead, two critically hurt and one of the drivers arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. The crashes occurred shortly after 10:50 p.m. Sunday on westbound I-94 near Lexington Avenue, according to the State Patrol.
Killed was one of the drivers, Iowa State student Marcus P. Andary, 21, a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
According to the patrol:
Andary's pickup truck merged into the path of a car, sending the smaller vehicle rolling over and partly blocking the left lane. Andary and a motorist who pulled over, Keith M. Barnes, 37, of Minneapolis, went to assist the car's driver. A minivan came along and hit the car, Andary and Barnes.
Andary was dead at the scene. Barnes and the driver of the car, Alicia A. Kaufenberg, 22, of St. Paul, were hospitalized in critical condition.
The van's driver, Eugene M. Farrell, 62, of Minneapolis, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Farrell was hospitalized with noncritical injuries.
A passenger in the pickup and a passenger in the van were not hurt.
Andary played hockey last year for Iowa State and was "one of the most popular members on the team," said ISU coach Alan Murdoch. "I'm already getting calls and e-mails about retiring his number."
Murdoch said Andary was taking this year off from hockey to focus on his academics during his second year at ISU. Murdoch said Andary was a straight-A student majoring in business.
Barnes is the father of twin high school senior boys he has raised by himself since their mother died eight years ago, said Tanishea Amos, a cousin of the mother. "He's a provider, a father, and he was out there being heroic," she said.
Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482