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Icy roads blamed for crash that killed Minneapolis woman

A 56-year-old woman was exiting off of I-35W North Monday night when she slid over the guardrail and into a bridge pillar.
Credit: KARE Staff

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota State Patrol said a 56-year-old Minneapolis woman was killed Monday night when her car left the road and crashed into a bridge. 

Officials said the woman was driving a 2007 Toyota Carola on Monday night around 10:15 p.m. She was driving west on the ramp toward Hiawatha Avenue from I-35W North when troopers said she lost control. 

The Toyota slid over the guardrail and into a bridge pillar. 

Snow and ice on the road from the day's storm are being blamed for this fatal accident. 

The woman's name has not been released, that information is expected to come from the Minnesota State Patrol later on Tuesday morning. 

From 11 a.m. through 9 p.m. Monday, state troopers posted on social media that they responded to 244 crashes and 104 vehicle spinouts or vehicles that had gone off the road plus two jackknifed semis. Twenty-one of those crashes involved an injury and one other crash, in Minnetonka, was fatal. 

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