Minnesota News Briefs: Motor home crash in Kansas kills fiveMinnesota News
-- Five members of a family from Jordan, Minnesota are reportedly dead after a motor home crash on Interstate 35 Sunday morning in Kansas.
JORDAN, Minn. - Five members of a family from Jordan, Minnesota are reportedly dead after a motor home crash on Interstate 35 Sunday morning in Kansas.
The RV carrying 18 people home from motorcycle races in Texas struck a guard rail and flipped 30 feet into a ravine. The 13 survivors were taken to hospitals in the area. The Jordan Public School District has grief counselors on hand today. The Kansas State Patrol is still investigating the fatal accident.
Authorities have released the name of the semi driver killed in a collision with a train near the northwestern Minnesota town of Plummer. The State Patrol says 65-year-old Dale Buzzell of Isanti was northbound on Highway 59 Saturday morning when his rig struck the Canadian Pacific train. Buzzell died at the scene. A train car that derailed leaked bunker oil and local residents were evacuated for several hours. Hazmat teams spent all weekend cleaning up the scene.
Investigators in St. Cloud suspect a warehouse fire that caused more than one-point-six-million dollars damage was intentionally set. Crews found fires in two separate areas of the building when they arrived Saturday night. Firefighters from St. Augusta and Sartell helped put out the blaze. Officials say the inventory of an on-line book seller was destroyed and the warehouse suffered heavy damage. Anyone with information about the arson fire is asked to call the St. Cloud Police Department (320-251-1200).
Reports say a cruise ship stranded by an engine fire on Friday is now making its way to its original destination of Malaysia. Ten people from Bemidji are among those onboard the Azamara Quest, which had been drifting in southern Philippine waters after the fire which injured five crew members. One of them sustained serious injuries. The biggest complaint from the nearly 600 passengers onboard the ship owned by Royal Caribbean has been a lack of air conditioning.