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Woman killed in crash on Highway 62 in Mendota Heights

According to State Patrol, a Ford Ranger drifted off the highway near Dodd Road where it went into a ditch, struck a tree and rolled.
Credit: Minnesota Department of Transportation

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn — Officials are investigating after a passenger was killed Friday when a truck drifted off the highway near Mendota Heights.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Ford Ranger was driving eastbound on Highway 62 near Dodd Road when the truck drifted off the road, went into a ditch, struck a tree and rolled. 

The passenger, a 66-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman, was killed. On Monday, Aug. 8, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office identified the victim as Margarita Cruz Garcia.

The driver, a 70-year-old man from Inver Grove Heights, was transported to Regions Hospital with injuries that are listed as non-life threatening.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is released.

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