Feb 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) Two people have died and a third was seriously hurt in a three-vehicle crash in bad weather on Interstate 94 in western Minnesota.
The State Patrol says visibility was at or near zero when it happened about 11:30 a.m. Monday in the westbound lanes near Barnesville, about 22 miles southeast of Moorhead. Sgt. Jesse Grabow says the poor visibility likely was a factor.
The Patrol closed the westbound lanes and diverted traffic so investigators could reconstruct the crash and move the vehicles in blizzard conditions.
Names of the victims have not been released.
The area is under a blizzard warning that covers much of the eastern Dakotas and parts of western Minnesota. Blowing snow and icy roads have created hazardous driving conditions and led to several crashes across the area.
Temp: 72°F (22°C)
Wind: Calm N