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MSP: Driver ran red light in crash that killed motorist


Authorities say that a semi truck ran a red light just before a fatal crash in Minnesota on Monday morning. 

The crash happened on June 6th just before 4:30 a.m. in Blaine, Minnesota. 

According to ABC 5 News, the semi truck was heading south on Highway 65 between 105th Avenue NE and Cloud Drive Northeast when it ran a red light at an intersection and hit an eastbound SUV. The force of the impact sent the SUV skidding into the northbound lanes of the highway and appears to have separated the truck cab from the trailer.  

The 51-year-old female motorist died at the scene. The 37-year-old trucker sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital. 

Authorities say that the roads were wet at the time of the crash, but no further information has been released. A portion of Highway 65 was closed for around four and a half hours as crews worked to clear the wreckage and investigate the incident. The roadway has since been reopened.


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