Icy roads cause rollover; 2 critically injuredJACKSON — Two people from an El Salvadoran musical group were critically injured when the van they were riding in lost control on a slippery overpass on eastbound I-90, at U.S. 71, in Jackson. The rollover was reported at 7:46 a.m. Saturday.
JACKSON — Two people from an El Salvadoran musical group were critically injured when the van they were riding in lost control on a slippery overpass on eastbound I-90, at U.S. 71, in Jackson. The rollover was reported at 7:46 a.m. Saturday.
The van flipped and rolled along the metal guardrail and into the median, coming to rest upside down. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, two individuals were ejected, including one who landed in the east-bound lane of I-90. There were eight individuals in the 2001 Ford van.
Jose Herrera, 45, of San Salvador, sustained severe head injuries and was airlifted to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he was reported in critical condition.
Mariella Gallardo, 26, of Houston, Texas, was also ejected. She sustained face, neck and back injuries and was taken to Fairmont Medical Center.
William Gonzalez, 42, of San Salvador, was airlifted to Mayo Hospital, Rochester, with severe injuries to his hands and foot. He was also listed in critical condition.
The driver, Mario Tobar, 40, of San Salvador, along with Marvin Gomez, 29, of San Salvador, were both transferred by ground ambulance to Sanford Hospital, Sioux Falls, for treatment of facial injuries, cuts and bruises.
Additional passengers, Samuel Sarcino, 26, Edwin Beltrain, 40, both of San Salvador, and Salvador Cortez, 39, of Houston, were treated and released.
The Jackson County Sheriffs Office and the Jackson Police Department assisted at the scene.