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Wrong-way drunk driver kills Minnesota woman and her toddler

On Behalf of | Apr 21, 2018 | motor vehicle accidents

It takes about two and a half hours to drive from White Bear Lake north on Interstate 35 to arrive in Duluth. While drunk driving is dangerous at any time and place, it is perhaps most dangerous of all on interstate highways with their high speeds.

A Minnesota man who was suspected of drinking recently smashed his vehicle head-on into another on I-35. The Duluth resident was driving the wrong way at about 1 in the morning when the violent collision occurred. The 23-year-old man was killed in the crash, as were the other driver and a child.

A 22-year-old woman was in the man’s SUV. She was listed in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center, the Star Tribune reported.

The wrong-way driver was headed north in the southbound lane at the time of the crash. Law enforcement officials said the man on probation for a drunk driving conviction, the newspaper stated.

The driver of the other vehicle — a 26-year-old Duluth woman — was also killed. The greatest tragedy in this senseless catastrophe is probably the death of her passenger and daughter, toddler just two years old.

Two other passengers in the woman’s vehicle — a 22-year-old Minneapolis woman and a one-year-old boy — were injured but are expected to survive, according to the report.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a crash caused by an impaired, distracted or speeding driver, contact the Law Office of James R. Nethercut, P.A. to discuss your legal options.