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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Another fatal crash on Highway 12

The Minnesota State Patrol is reporting an overnight accident with a fatality just west of Wayzata. This is another in a string of deadly crashes that have occurred along the Highway 12 Corridor.  Many community leaders and police departments along the route have been lobbying the legislature and MN Dot to enhance safety along the route.

Highway 12 fatal accident.  Image Courtesy KSTP.
You can listen to the police audio of the reponse here.

Here are the details:

Incident Number: 16504523 Incident Date/Time: 4/30/2016 2:15:00 AM
MSP District: 2500 Incident Contact: MN State Patrol District 2500 - (763) 591-4680
Number of Individuals: 3
Number of Vehicles: 3

Location: HWY 12 and Old Crystal Bay Road Type: Concrete
Milepost: NONE RECORDED Road Condition: Dry
County: Hennepin Number of Lanes: 2
Crash Type: Rear End Divided/Undivided: UNDIVIDED ROADWAY
Incident Classification: FATAL Hazardous Material: NOT PRESENT

Assisting Agencies:
HENNEPIN COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE
ORONO POLICE DEPARTMENT
WEST HENNEPIN PUBLIC SAFETY
  • Person 1: Waters, Melissa A , 25 , OF North St. Paul MN , DRIVER OF VEH 1 , Phys. Cond. : No Apparent Injury
  • Person 2: Info Release Date and Time: Sat Apr 30 18:00:00 CDT 2016
  • Person 3: Casey, Raymond G , 52 , OF Annandale MN , DRIVER OF VEH 3 , Phys. Cond. : No Apparent Injury
Vehicle 1: 2012 Honda Civic
Vehicle 2: 2014 Ford Fusion
Vehicle 3: 2011 Chevrolet Cruz

Incident Description: 2012 Honda Civic and a 2014 Ford Fusion were both traveling eastbound on Hwy 12 when the Ford rear ended the Honda. The Ford then spun out coming to rest in the westbound lanes of Hwy 12 when it was struck by a 2011 Chevy Cruz.

Information Complete: INFORMATION BELIEVED COMPLETE
Last Updated: 4/30/2016 6:45:47 AM

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