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Deadly Weekend on Minnesota Roads

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MANKATO , MINN. -

Eight deaths on Minnesota's roads over the weekend make last weekend the deadliest of the year so far. The worst of those accidents happened on Interstate 94 involving three vehicles, causing a minivan to lose control and roll. Three people riding in the minivan died. Authorities say they were not wearing their seatbelts properly. Sergeant Jaci Sticha says getting in a car is one of the most dangerous things people do on a regular basis. Sticha says, "So the single most important thing you should do in a daily basis to save your life an limb is to buckle up and that's a fact."

According to the CDC, most drivers and passengers killed in crashes were not wearing a seatbelt. The drivers of the other two vehicles involved in the I–94 accident were wearing their seatbelts and had no apparent injuries.