Eight die on Minn. roads over the weekend; deadliest of year

At least eight people died on Minnesota roads this past weekend, making it the deadliest weekend of the year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

The eight deaths include five on Sunday, the deadliest day of the year. The Sunday fatalities included a three-fatality crash in Minneapolis and a motorcyclist, the second rider death of the year (the first occurred April 4).

—9:43 a.m. Saturday, April 6, on Highway 14 and Highway 42, east of Rochester, Olmsted County: Marvin Jech, 66, of Rochester, died when his vehicle collided with another vehicle.

—12:54 p.m. Saturday, April 6, on county roads 9 and 10, east of Rochester, Olmsted County: 32-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash. This crash is under investigation by the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, and no other information is currently available.

—3:15 p.m. Sunday, April 7, on Lexington Ave. and Victoria St. in Shoreview, Ramsey County: 55-year-old female pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. This crash is under investigation by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and no other information is currently available.

—1:08 p.m., Sunday, April 7, on northbound Interstate 94 at 49th Avenue in Minneapolis, Hennepin County: An 80-year-old female, 44-year-old female and 16-year-old male died in a three-vehicle crash. The names of the injured: Akinbowale Barbington (51); Oluremi Ayodele Ogundare (61); Fisayo Abigail Barbington (15); Faith Barbington (12); Tobi Barbington (5).

—6:03 p.m. Sunday, April 7, on Brooklyn Blvd. at Welcome Ave. in Brooklyn Park, Hennepin County: Motorcyclist Tyron Somaiah, 23, of Crystal, Minn., was killed after he ran a red light and hit another vehicle in the intersection.

—1 a.m., Mon. April 8, Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County: 23-year-old female died when she ran off the road and hit a tree. This crash is under investigation by a Brooklyn Center Police Department and no other information is currently available.

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