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 …
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.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
In other Dakota County news, a key development of the Heart of the City in Burnsville has succumbed to foreclosure.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Though you might live or work in Burnsville, chances are you're curious about what's happening in your neighboring communities. Here are some of the stories posted on our neighboring Patch sites last week that could impact, help or be of interest to you. Read each story by clicking on the headline link. Two Teens Die In Fatal Crash on I-35 A freeway rollover claimed the lives of both Frederick J. Alexander, 16, of Burnsville, and Alesha Roehl, 17, of Northfield. New Strain of Pig Flu Surfaces in Dakota County Health officials are urging caution after two Twin Cities children fell ill with a new strain of the disease after having contact with pigs at …
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. …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A simple wooden cross, flowers and balloons mark the spot where the car in which Frederick Alexander and Alesha Roehl rolled off of Buckhill Road toward I-35 Tuesday afternoon.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Friends and loved ones of Frederick Alexander and Alesha Roehl returned Wednesday to the spot where the two teenagers lost their lives the previous day. A makeshift memorial marks the place where the car in which Alexander, 16, and Roehl, 17, were riding in careened off Buckhill Road toward its landing spot on Interstate 35 just north of the Burnsville-Lakeville border Tuesday afternoon. Alexander and Roehl, who weren’t wearing seatbelts, were thrown from the car. Alexander, of Burnsville, died at the scene of the 2:30 p.m. crash. Roehl, of Northfield, died a few hours later at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. A few pieces of the Camry’…