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Speed contributes to crashes throughout area, including fatal on I-94 near Alexandria

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

MOORHEAD – Drivers going too fast on slick roads Friday contributed to many crashes throughout the area including one fatal crash near Alexandria on Interstate 94.

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Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow said there were 26 crashes on Friday throughout the patrol’s district in west-central and northwest Minnesota.

Of the 26 crashes, 20 were rollovers and two caused injuries, including a rollover near Glyndon on Highway 10.

Hannah Spiesz, a 16-year-old from Dilworth, was injured when she was heading west on Highway 10, lost control of her car and rolled.

The patrol said Spiesz was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Grabow took to Twitter throughout Friday to plead with drivers to slow down.

The fatal crash occurred on I-94 near mile marker 102 just outside of Alexandria when an eastbound pickup rolled. The patrol has released details of the crash or the victim’s identity.

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