Updated: 04/08/2013 3:16 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste
At least eight people were killed on Minnesota roads this past weekend making it the deadliest weekend of 2013 according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Saturday, April 6 at 9:43 a.m.
Marvin Jech, 66, of Rochester was killed when his vehicle collided with another vehicle on Highway 14 at Highway 42 east of Rochester.
Saturday, April 6 at 12:54 p.m.
A 32-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on county roads 9 and 10, east of Rochester. The crash is under investigation by the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, and additional details have not been released.
Sunday, April 7 at 1:08 p.m.
A grandmother, her daughter and grandson were killed in a crash on Westbound I-94 in North Minneapolis. Click here to read more details on the crash.
Sunday, April 7 at 3:15 p.m.
A 55-year-old pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. The woman was hit on Lexington Avenue and Victoria Street in Shoreview.
Sunday, April 7 at 6:03 p.m.
A 23-year-old motorcyclist was killed after he ran a red light in Brooklyn Park and hit another vehicle that was in the intersection. Click here to read more details on the crash.
Monday, April 8 at 1 a.m.
A 23-year-old woman was killed when she ran off the road and hit a tree in Brooklyn Center. Click here to read more details on the crash.
"Tragic periods like this past weekend show how deadly our roads can turn," says Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol. "The people who lost their lives in these crashes are the reasons we all need to take the task of driving seriously and make safe decisions behind the wheel."
Roeske is urging motorists to wear their seatbelts, drive at safe speeds, pay attention and to never drive impaired.