Two-vehicle crash leaves one dead, three others critically wounded in Saint Paul

A head-on crash in Saint Paul’s Battlecreek neighborhood on Thursday, Oct. 17 has left a woman dead and three other people critically injured.

People began calling 911 at about 6:25 p.m. to alert dispatchers to the crash, which occurred where Lower Afton Road meets Morningside Circle. Officers rushed to the scene and found several good Samaritans attempting to help the injured.

Saint Paul Fire medics arrived on scene and began transporting the injured to hospitals:

  • A 29-year-old man is in critical condition;
  • A 25-year-old man is in critical condition;
  • A male of unknown age is in critical condition;
  • A 19-year-old woman is being treated for non-life threatening injuries;
  • A 30-year-old man is being treated for non-life threatening injuries;
Crash on Lower Afton leaves one dead, three critically injured on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

An 18-year-old woman who was ejected from one of the vehicles died at the scene.

Preliminary information indicates that a white Pontiac G6 carrying six people turned west onto Lower Afton Road from Morningside Circle and crashed head-on with a red Pontiac G6 carrying two people that was traveling east in the eastbound lane.

A man and woman in the eastbound vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators are working to determine who was driving the white vehicle, which is believed to have turned west onto Lower Afton Road, and whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash.

No arrests have been made as of Thursday night, and the case remains under investigation.  

 

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