ZIMMERMAN, Minn. — A fatal crash between an SUV and semi truck closed a section of Highway 169 north of Twin Cites for several hours Wednesday morning.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. on northbound Highway 169 in Livonia Township, which is just south of Zimmerman.
The patrol says a driver in a 2005 Ford Ranger was traveling southbound on the highway when they lost control, crossed the median into oncoming traffic and struck a motorist in a 2021 Mack Straight Truck.
The driver of the SUV, a 41-year-old woman from Milaca, suffered fatal injuries.
The semi driver, a 47-year-old Big Lake man, was not injured.
The patrol says they were both wearing seat belts and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.
The road was closed for several hours, but has since reopened.
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