Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn updated information concerning a fatal accident that happened in the county on Saturday.  The accident happened at 12:46 p.m. Saturday in the 22000 Block of Albers Avenue in Walcott Township.

Diane M. Kading, 64, of Faribault was "located under the vehicle and deceased" after Rice County Deputies were dispatched to the one vehicle rollover."

The News Release states the, "Vehicle had left the roadway, hit a field ditch, and rolled causing the victim to be ejected.  The victim was not wearing a seatbelt.  Road conditions were slippery at the time of the crash."

The Rice County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Faribault Police and the Minnesota State Patrol at the scene.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) through November the state had 366 people killed in accidents compared to 339 last year with far fewer miles driven due to the pandemic.

94 of the 366 were not wearing a seatbelt.

36 pedestrians have been killled through November 2020.

9 bicyclists and 57 motorcyclists have lost their lives on Minnesota roads in 2020.

21,258 motorists have been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) January through November in Minnesota compared to 25,610 in 2019.

Bars and restaurants have not been fully open since St. Patrick's Day in our state this year.

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