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Snowstorms Kill 8 in Minnesota

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At least 8 people were killed in car accidents that can be blamed on the winter snowstorm over last weekend. The winter storm caused dangerous and icy conditions that made driving hazardous. The accidents happened all over the state of Minnesota. Two people were killed in a car accident on Monday on Interstate 90 near Austin.

They were among at last eight people killed in accidents that authorities linked with this weekend’s snowstorms. At least six died Saturday:

_A 17-year-old Oak Grove girl died shortly after 4:30 a.m. Saturday after losing control of her car and crossing the center line into a pickup truck in Oak Grove, the Anoka County sheriff’s office said. Her name was still being withheld Monday.

The victims ranged in age from 17 to 87. It is always important to take care when driving in snowy and icy conditions. Use your best judgement in deciding if you really need to go out in order to avoid a potential accident.

If you would like to learn more about car accidents and how to prevent them, please visit InjuryBoard’s Car Accident information page.