61-car pileup in Minnesota Monday


A 61-car pileup has closed the westbound lanes of Hwy. 55 over Mendota Bridge for nearly two hours Monday morning. This crazy accident occurred from a chain reaction of two vehicles that lost control and crashed from the icy conditions, according to State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske. “A semi then jackknifed and crashed into them, blocking all lanes,” he said. The final tally was 61 vehicles involved. One person was hospitalized, and that was for minor injuries, he added. Damage to the vehicles behind the semi was considered minor.