First hints of winter cause wrecks in upper Midwest

| 10/12/2006

Some of the first truly winter-like weather of the season hit North Dakota Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The Associated Press reports that ice and light snow led to numerous wrecks and one fatality.

A man driving an SUV on U.S. Highway 2 died when he lost control, overturned and was thrown from the vehicle. A trucker who was westbound on the same highway lost control of his rig and overturned. The trucker wasn’t seriously hurt.

Freeze warnings and frost advisories were in effect Thursday night from eastern Colorado to Pennsylvania, with snow expected in parts of the upper Midwest.