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Driver Dies In Head-On Crash In Minneapolis

Originally published March 21

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A driver died in a head-on crash that happened along Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis Monday afternoon.

The Minneapolis Police Department says the crash happened at the intersection with 26th Street.

A witness told WCCO that the driver of a vehicle was heading south on Hiawatha at a high rate of speed before jumping through the median and into the northbound lanes, crashing into another vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle that crossed the median was extricated from the passenger side door, MPD said, and was said to be without a pulse when he was transported to the hospital. The police department later confirmed the driver had died.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office identified the driver as 49-year-old Elbert Robinson of Minneapolis.

The driver of the other vehicle was said to have suffered some facial injuries and was also transported to the hospital. That driver's condition was not immediately available.

It's not yet clear what caused the first driver to cross over the median.

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