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Slushy roads were factor in 2 fatal crashes
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota State Patrol says slushy roads may have played a role in two traffic deaths during Friday's snowstorm.

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In Chisago County, the State Patrol says a passenger was killed when a vehicle left a slushy road at a rest stop along northbound Interstate 35, hit a pole and rolled several times. The victim was identified as 73-year-old Lena M. Eggleston of Minneapolis.

The State Patrol says that in Isanti County, a pickup truck driver lost control in slush on Highway 95 and swerved into oncoming traffic, hitting a car head-on. The car's 47-year-old driver was killed. That victim's name isn't released.

In Winona County, the driver of a car on Interstate 90 lost control and went through the median, crashing with another vehicle and killing 64-year-old Roger A. Grady of Kokomo, Indiana. The State Patrol says the divided highway was wet.

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