WORTHINGTON, Minn. (KELO) — Severe weather in the Midwest resulted in a fatal, multi-vehicle crash in southwest Minnesota on Wednesday.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, power lines had fallen over the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Worthington due to a storm.
There were three vehicles involved, a semi-truck and two passenger vehicles. All three were traveling eastbound on the interstate around 6 p.m.
A 2021 Chevrolet hatchback stopped to avoid the power lines and was rear ended by a 2019 Freightliner. The driver and several passengers in the car were hurt, including a 30-year-old woman who was killed.
The third vehicle involved, a Pontiac driven by a Tea, South Dakota, man, crashed into the power lines, authorities say.
The semi driver was not hurt.
Minnesota authorities identify the victim as Martha Llanos Rodriguez of Mexico City, Mexico.