A 30-year-old man from Grand Forks, N.D., died early Thursday when his car struck a median barrier on the snow- and ice-covered Kennedy Bridge near East Grand Forks, Minn.
Marcus C. Contreras was driving a 2008 Honda Accord south on River Road when it crossed the centerline and struck the barrier on the bridge, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Contreras died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.
On Wednesday morning, a 26-year-old man from Oakdale was killed in a crash on a rain-slickened roadway in Hubbard County, in northwestern Minnesota.
Eric T. Follensbee was a passenger in a 2002 Subaru Legacy whose driver, Michelle K. Farlee, 23, of Park Rapids, lost control while driving north on Hwy. 71 in Guthrie Township, according to the State Patrol.
The Subaru crossed the centerline and was struck broadside by a southbound 2004 Chevrolet Impala driven by Roger G. Proulx, 67, of Bemidji. The crash happened at 8:22 a.m. Wednesday.
Follensbee died at the scene. Farlee and Proulx were taken to a Bemidji hospital for treatment of noncritical injuries. All involved were wearing seat belts and alcohol was not a factor, the patrol said.