RAMSEY, Minn. — A 5-year-old boy is dead, and another young child badly injured after what may have been a weather-related crash in Ramsey Thursday night.
The Minnesota State Patrol website says 5-year-old Elijah Reardon of Becker was a passenger in a Toyota minivan that left Highway 10 near Armstrong Boulevard in Ramsey just before 7 p.m. Troopers say the driver of the vehicle lost control and ran off the road, causing the minivan to hit a cement wall before rolling and coming to rest on its roof.
A 4-year-old boy who was riding in the van suffered what are being called life-threatening injuries, while the 32-year old female driver was also injured. Both were taken to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
Investigators say road conditions were snowy and icy at the time of the crash.
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