Watertown woman among four people killed in wrong way crash in Twin Cities

June 22, 2020


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A wrong-way crash on a Twin Cities interstate late Saturday killed four people, including two from South Dakota, and injured one, authorities said Sunday.

The head-on collision between a Nissan Murano and GMC Terrain occurred about 9:55 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 35W at 66th Street in Richfield, the State Patrol said.

The wrong-way driver in the Murano, 21-year-old Alfredo Torres, of St. Paul, was killed. Dead in the Terrain were the driver, 25-year-old Briana Vazquez, of Watertown, South Dakota; along with 28-year-old Hassan Abdulmalik, of Bloomington, and 27-year-old Tyler Fried, of Vermillion, South Dakota.

A third passenger in the Terrain, 25-year-old Alaura Fried, of Lakeville, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The accident report from the Minnesota State Patrol can be found by clicking here: https://app.dps.mn.gov/MSPMedia2/IncidentDisplay/13625