Five people died in traffic crashes in Minnesota over the New Year's holiday weekend, according to preliminary reports from the Minnesota State Patrol.
Three people were killed and 419 injured over the New Year's holiday last year.
--A Fergus Falls man was killed in a one-car rollover on old Highway 52 near Barnesville in northwestern Minnesota. Clay County authorities said Donovan Mark Severson, 42, was alone in the car. The accident was reported around 2:30 a.m. Friday.
--A 3-year-old Montgomery boy died after a two-vehicle crash in Sibley County on Friday morning. The State Patrol said Sutton John Roesch was in a child seat but was ejected from the van after the crash, which happened on Highway 5 and a county road about 4 miles north of Gaylord.
--Gabrielle Cyr, 77, of Burnsville died in a two-car crash at about 1:30 p.m. Friday. The State Patrol said Cyr died at the scene when the car she was driving hit another vehicle at the junction of Minnesota 55 and Pine Bend Trail.
--Christopher Smoot, 18, of Rochester lost control of his vehicle on Interstate 90 west of Albert Lea about 7:45 p.m. Saturday near the Freeborn/Faribault County line. The vehicle rolled several times, and Smoot was thrown from it. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
--Icy roads were a factor in a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of Steven Flom, 41, of Nerstrand. The Minnesota State Patrol said Flom lost control of the pickup he was driving on Minnesota Highway 246 in Rice County north of Nerstrand shortly after 2:30 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle entered a ditch and rolled over.
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