Many two-lane highways in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest wend their way through scenic places, but some of the users of these highways are not in the mood to relax and enjoy the view. When done properly, passing on two-lane highways can be a reasonably safe way for drivers traveling at differing speeds to use the same road. The problems arise when it is not done properly.
A tragic fatal car accident happened on July 15 on a scenic highway near the St. Croix River. A driver on Wisconsin Highway 35 was traveling northbound when she attempted to overtake another vehicle, according to the local sheriff's office. The driver's car reportedly made contact with the vehicle she was trying to pass, causing that vehicle to go into the ditch. The woman's car then struck another car that was coming from the other direction. That car also went into the ditch.