Slick roads likely played a role in two fatal wrecks Sunday night that left a child and a woman dead.
The State Patrol said a 5-year-old girl died in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 35 just north of the Elko/New Market exit. A 9-year-old boy identified as Jaevon Davis was seriously injured when he was ejected from the northbound GMC Yukon that went into the ditch around 8:13 p.m. He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center, the patrol said.
A 12-year-old boy identified as Steven Davis Jr. was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with noncritical critical injuries.
Four other people in the Yukon were not injured. They were identified by the patrol as Anthony Walker, Donita McHie, Krystle Walker and Wamaya Henderson, all of St. Paul.
In Fridley, a 24-year-old woman died in a crash on the 6100 block of University Avenue, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said.
The woman was a passenger in a vehicle heading north on University when the driver lost control, slid across the median and ended up in the southbound lanes. The vehicle was hit by a southbound SUV around 6:35 p.m., said detective Tessa Villegas.
The woman, whose name has not been released, died at the scene and a 5-year-old boy riding in the northbound car was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, Villegas said.
Neither driver was seriously hurt, Villegas said.
The incident is being investigated by the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, the Fridley Police Department, and the Minnesota State Patrol.