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Crash Leaves Two Dead in Randolph

March 15, 2011 Leave a comment

March 15 – Emergency crews were called to the scene of a tragic crash in Randolph Township around noon on Tuesday.

Randolph-Hampton Fire was dispatched to Randolph Boulevard (Highway 56) near 284th Street about 12:10 p.m. for a two vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer.

As units went enroute, Empire dispatch updated that two victims were in critical condition and that the car had extensive damage following the impact with the tractor-trailer. Chief 1 requested a medevac while he was still responding.

Crews operated on the scene to extricate the occupants of the car, but no other details are available.

The Minnesota State Patrol reports that the car crossed the median and collided head-on with the tractor-trailer.

Local media reports that the victims were father and son.

Click here for KSTP-TV’s helicopter video.

  • Assignment: Randolph-Hampton Engine 1, Rescues 1 and 2 and Chief 1

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Dozens Hospitalized after Randolph Hazmat Leak

December 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Update: The evacuation order was lifted at 1 p.m., per Randolph-Hampton Chief 1.

Dozens of people have been transported from area businesses and homes following an anhydrous ammonia leak in Randolph this morning.

The leak occured just before 8:30 a.m. at the River Country Co-op facility on 291st Street.

Hampton-Randolph Fire Chief Jim Heiman told KSTP that “a cloud developed following the leak.”

According to their website, The River Country Cooperative carries products for farming and planting, including liquid and dry fertilizers, anhydrous ammonia and crop protection products.

Those who were feeling ill were transported by ambulances and buses to area hospitals for examination.

Crews evacuated the Randolph Elementary School and other nearby homes to the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Randolph Boulevard and one of the Randolph-Hampton fire stations.

Units from around the South Metro responded with resources for hazmat response. Ambulances from Allina, North Memorial, Health East and the Hastings Fire Department were also brought in.

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