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State patrol called to 100 incidents on Christmas Eve

WILLMAR - The Minnesota State Patrol was busy on Christmas Eve responding to more than 100 incidents, including one fatality, as holiday drivers encountered slippery, snow-covered roads.

Troopers in the St. Cloud district, which includes Kandiyohi County, responded to about 100 vehicles that had gone off the road, 30 property damage accidents and three personal injury accidents.

A 34-year old Fergus Falls man was killed, and his wife and three children injured, in a two-vehicle crash in Becker County.

According to the state patrol, Robert Krensing was a passenger in the vehicle driven by his 34-year old wife, Keli.

Their car was struck head-on by a van driven by Donald Larson, 67, of Detroit Lakes, that had crossed the center line on a curve.

Larson, Keli Krensing, Allison Krensing, 11, Kaitlyn Krensing, 7 and Myia Krensign, 3, were all treated at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes for minor injuries.

Another injury accident happened in McLeod County when vehicles driven by Islow Yaser, 37, of Hutchinson and Barbara Schallock, 44, of Montevideo, collided at 7:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve on Highway 7.

The road was icy at the time, according to the state patrol. Both drivers were taken to the Hutchinson hospital and treated for minor injuries.