Deadly holiday on Minnesota roads

At least nine people died in vehicle crashes on Minnesota roads over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Two people were killed and three others injured Saturday night when their car skidded off the road and flipped along Interstate 35 in Lakeville.

Killed were two passengers -- Dr. Stephen Frey, 50, of Elko and a 21-year-old man from Texas. Both were dead at the scene.

The State Patrol said road conditions were dry but with scattered icy patches, and that alcohol was not a factor.

In central Minnesota, a 54-year-old man from the western Twin Cities suburb of Mound died in a weekend traffic accident in Morrison County.


The State Patrol said Thomas Albert died when the pickup he was driving on Highway 27 went into the ditch and rolled just before 11 a.m. Saturday. The patrol said roads were icy at the time.

Six other people were killed in crashes on Minnesota roads Friday and Saturday.

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