MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At least two people have died in crashes on icy roads as the first blast of wintry weather hits Minnesota.

The State Patrol says in south-central Minnesota, a car driver was killed after losing control and colliding with a semi-truck. In a separate accident, the Carver County sheriff's office says a driver died after a vehicle went into the ditch southwest of Minneapolis.

Troopers handled 475 crashes and more than 700 spinouts statewide as of 7 p.m. Monday.