Four die in three accidents around Twin Cities

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 18, 2008 - 1:31 AM

The accidents Thursday killed residents of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights and Bloomington. Eight others were injured.

Three accidents Thursday killed four Twin Cities residents and injured eight others.

Two brothers were killed about 12:15 a.m. when the car they were in rolled over several times on the Interstate 94 exit ramp to Hiawatha Avenue after it had been speeding, authorities said.

Bee Yang, 22, of Minneapolis, and Phong Yang, 21, of St. Paul, were killed when they were thrown out of the car, the State Patrol said. They weren't wearing seat belts, it said.

The driver, Ly Thao, 20, of Oakdale, and passenger Bao Vang, 19, of St. Paul, who were wearing seat belts, survived and were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.

A State Patrol report indicated alcohol was detected.

A head-on collision Thursday evening in Inver Grove Heights killed one person and injured five others, including two who were in critical condition, according to the patrol. The cars collided in the southbound lanes of Hwy. 52 at 117th Street.

No other details were available late Thursday.

In Eden Prairie, a passenger on a motorcycle was killed and the driver was injured in a collision with a car at Hennepin Technical College. Nicholas Fix, 18, of Bloomington, died at the scene, and Caleb Johnson, 18, of Bloomington, was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. The car driver, Nicholas Spikings-Soderberg, 18, of Richfield, was not injured.

Eden Prairie police are investigating the accident with help from the State Patrol.

TIM HARLOW, MARY LYNN SMITH

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