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Snow & Ice Said To Be Factors In Separate I-90 Crashes That Sent Several People To The Hospital

Wed 11-6-2019

(Jackson, Mn.)-- Snow and ice were said to be contributing factors in some crashes Tuesday evening on Interstate 90.

The first took place around 7:20 pm near Welcome that injured four people from Jackson. The Minnesota State Patrol says 45-year-old Ma Teresa Cruz of Jackson was driving a 2005 Jeep Liberty westbound when she lost control. The vehicle went off the road and went into a ditch, rolling multiple times. 

Cruz, along with 47-year-old Enrique Tovar and two juvenile passengers were all taken to a Fairmont hospital with what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries. 

The other mishap took place shortly after 7:30 pm near Blue Earth. The Minnesota State Patrol says 42-year-old Stasha Benjamin of Jackson was driving a 2002 Ford Ranger westbound on I-90, west of Highway 169, when she lost control. The vehicle crossed the median and rolled multiple times before coming to rest in the eastbound ditch. 

Benjamin was taken to a Blue Earth hospital with what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

(Courtesy Community First Broadcasting station KKOJ in Jackson, Mn.)