A woman was killed and a man critically injured early Saturday in a one-vehicle crash on a west metro highway, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Angus J. Anderson, 26, was driving a 2005 Saturn Ion east on Hwy. 62 just after 7:30 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over the flyover ramp that leads from eastbound 212 to eastbound 62, coming to rest on eastbound Hwy. 212 after rolling over the ramp guardrail, the patrol said.
His passenger, Azirea Tibet Sheley, 23, of Hopkins, died at the scene. Anderson was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with critical injuries.
Both Anderson and Sheley had been drinking and neither was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.
The eastbound lanes of 62 and 212 were closed for several hours as emergency personnel, then crash investigators, worked at the scene.
Meanwhile, in southwestern Minnesota’s Lyon County, the patrol was investigating another fatal crash that happened just before noon Saturday on Hwy. 19 at 320th Avenue east of Marshall. Details were sparse Saturday afternoon.
ID in Bong Bridge crash
Also Saturday, the patrol identified a man killed Friday evening in a wrong-way crash on the Richard I. Bong Memorial Bridge, which connects Duluth with Superior, Wis.
Dennis C. Edlund, 77, of Centerville, died when the 2009 Hyundai Sonata he was driving east in the westbound lanes struck a pickup truck and an SUV. No injuries were reported in the other vehicles.
Just before that crash, three vehicles collided trying to avoid Edlund’s car as he drove south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 toward the Bong Bridge. Two people suffered noncritical injuries in that crash, according to the patrol.
The patrol, which continues to investigate, said Edlund was not wearing a seat belt. Details on whether alcohol or a medical condition might have been involved have not been released.