State Patrol: Memorial Day weekend crashes leave several injured, 2 dead

- Authorities are reminding drivers to slow down, give space and use their headlights after more than a dozen crashes were reported since the start of Memorial Day weekend, two of them fatal.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a young woman died in a rollover crash Saturday on Interstate 35 in Burnsville, and a young man died in a motorcycle crash Friday outside Rochester.

A 72-year-old pedestrian is in life-threatening condition after a crash Friday in Aitkin County.

Another man is in life-threatening condition after a rollover crash in Fridley.

Several people suffered non-life threatening injuries late Saturday night in North Branch when, after striking a deer, they got out of the car and were hit by another vehicle. The Chisago County sheriff's office reports one person was airlifted to a hospital.

Another man hit a deer while driving his motorcycle Saturday in Sherburne County. He suffered non-life threatening injuries.

There were also several crashes involving non-life threatening injuries after drivers rear-ended other cars: one near Brainerd, one in Freeborn County and one in Todd County.

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