The Latest: 6 killed in Minnesota crash are identified

EYOTA, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on a traffic crash in Minnesota that killed six people (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

Authorities in Minnesota are identifying six people killed in an early-morning traffic crash.

The crash happened about 1:30 a.m. Friday when one vehicle going the wrong way on Interstate 90 hit another near Eyota (ee-YOH’-tah), in southeastern Minnesota.


Three victims in one car were 26-year-old Christopher Michael Peterson of Rochester, Minnesota; 23-year-old Shayla Jean Peterson of Paynesville, Minnesota; and 47-year-old Ester Linda Peters of Rochester.

The three victims in the other car were 54-year-old Sheila Eagle, 29-year-old Tamara Lynn Eagle and 11-year-old Nyobee Eagle Richardson, all of Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Authorities haven’t said which car was going the wrong way.


8:25 a.m.

The Minnesota State Patrol says six people have died in a fiery, wrong-way crash on Interstate 90.

The patrol says a vehicle heading eastbound struck another car going westbound around 1:30 a.m. Friday. Patrol spokesman Scott Wasserman says one of the cars caught fire. The crash happened near Eyota in southeastern Minnesota.

Investigators are still trying to determine which of the cars, the 2005 Chrysler Sebring or the 2008 Ford Focus, was going in the wrong direction. Authorities say three people in each vehicle were killed.

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