Victim of Bemidji crash identified
The name of the man killed in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday morning has been released.
The driver, Juan C. Rodriguez-Lopez, 41, no address listed, died as a result of the accident. He was taken to North Country Regional Hospital and pronounced dead. He was wearing a seat belt.
The rollover accident, which occurred about 8:30 a.m. on an icy U.S. Highway 2 near Solway, also injured two others.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol out of Thief River Falls:
At 8:36 a.m. Wednesday, a white 2004 Ford van was traveling west on U.S. Highway 2 about one mile east of Solway. The driver of the van lost control on the icy road, entered the median, rolled and came to rest in the eastbound lane.
The passengers of the vehicle were Edgar H. Delon, 33; Claudio Tlapa Lopez, 33; German Tlapa Lopez, 31; Jose J. Martinez Trujillo, 46; and Antonia A. Garcia, 28. None listed an address.
Claudio Tlapa Lopez was reported to have non-life-threatening injuries. German Tlapa Lopez was treated at North Country Regional Hospital and released.
Delon and Trujillo had no apparent injuries. Garcia's physical condition was not documented. Of the survivors, only Delon was listed as wearing a seat belt.
The van had no rear seats.