Southern Minnesota Traffic Fatal
The Minnesota State Patrol reports a Cannon Falls man lost his life Thursday night in a one vehicle accident in Goodhue County. 58 year old Scott Theodore Friedrich of Cannon Falls was northbound on State Highway 56 just after 11pm Thursday night when he lost control of the vehicle causing it to enter the ditch and roll. Friedrich was not wearing a seat belt. Roads were snow covered and icy at the time of the accident.
Authorities report numerous spin outs and accidents on Minnesota roads on Thursday due to icy conditions along with blowing snow. One of the worst mishaps was on southbound I-35 near Clarks Grove just before 3pm on Thursday. The free way was closed for several hours due to the accident that involved upwards of 15 vehicles. Traffic was diverted onto highway 251 from the freeway.
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