Saturday, December 29, 2012
Fatal car crashes, big business developments and some weird, weird weather. Patch looks back at the Top 5 stories of 2012.
Editor's Note: As the New Year approaches, Burnsville Patch will review the Top 10 most significant stories of 2012, in terms of total pageviews and impact to the community. Disagree with our assessment, or have other stories you think should've made the Top 10? Please post your feedback or thoughts in the comment stream below. And be sure to check back tomorrow to see the next story in our New Year's countdown. On e of the most heartrending stories of the year occurred in August, when two local teens died after a rollover accident that began on Buck Hill Road and ended in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35W. At the time, Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol reported that the vehicle was headed southbound on Buck Hill Road …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
This morning northbound lanes of I-35 backed up past Burnsville Parkway due to an accident at a trouble spot near the Cliff Road ramp.
This morning's commute came to a grinding halt after a rollover in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 West at Cliff Road, which left traffic backed up for over a mile. The crash occurred shortly around 9:16 on Monday morning. Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol reported that the crash involved two vehicles, one of which rolled after contact from the other car. It took about an hour to clear the road. There were no injuries. However, there have been two serious accidents in the same spot over the last four months. See previous coverage:
Friday, October 19, 2012
A massive pileup resulted in plenty of headaches for those getting to work, but no injuries.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Morning commuters were in for an ugly surprise this morning: A giant pileup in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 that brought the road to a total stop, closing all lanes. Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol told KARE 11 that the crash involved seven to eight vehicles, including a semi-tractor trailer. The crash occurred at the ramp merging I-35W and Cliff Road, a junction that has been in the news often in recent months. In early September, one Burnsville woman was left in critical condition after a three-car pileup at the same spot.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Frederick Alexander, 16, died on Aug. 21, 2012 at the scene of a rollover accident on Interstate 35W.
Frederick Jeffery Alexander, 16, of Burnsville, passed away Aug. 21, 2012, as a result of a car crash. He is survived by his loving parents, Cheryl and Terence McClenney; siblings, Selena Ely and Gabrielle McClenney; grandparents, Freddie Jeff, Elezabeth McClenney, and Gloria Honore; nephew, Daylon Daniels; niece, Haiden Jackson; special brother, Georgio Wright; special friends, Rey, Alfredo, and J.T. A memorial service is set for 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 at White Funeral Home in Burnsville, with gathering of family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. To read a full account of the crash, click here. Burnsville Patch also has posted an evolving memorial story for Alexander and Alesha Roehl, another victim of the accident.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Authorities say 16-year-old Jonathan Thomas and Rey Chacon, 17, were fellow passengers in a car that rolled down an embankment onto Interstate 35 on Tuesday, killing two.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Investigators with the Minnesota State Patrol have released the names of the two other passengers involved in the fatal rollover just north of the Burnsville-Lakeville border Tuesday afternoon. The crash killed Frederick Jeffery Alexander, 16, of Burnsville, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the 2:30 p.m crash. Alesha Katherine Roehl, 17, of Burnsville died a few hours later at Hennepin County Medical Center. Two Lakeville South students—Jonathan L. Thomas, 16, of Lakeville and Rey Chacon, 17, of Burnsville—sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash on Interstate 35, according to a State Patrol media release updated Friday morning. …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Authorities report that a rollover on Interstate 35W has claimed the lives of both Frederick J. Alexander, 16, of Burnsville, and Alesha Roehl, 17, of Northfield.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Updated at 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday Two are dead after a rollover accident that began on Buck Hill Road and ended in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35W. At about 3 p.m. FOX 9 News reported a serious crash with injuries at County Road 46 and I-35W in Burnsville. Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol reports that the vehicle was headed southbound on Buck Hill Road before the driver lost control. The car rolled down an embankment several times, ejecting two people, and landed on the freeway. According to the State Patrol, there were five people riding in the vehicle, a 1992 Toyota Camry. Two are dead: Frederick J. Alexander, 16, of Burnsville …