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Woman killed in crash near Hwy. 55

The woman was driving an SUV when she went off the road, struck a fire hydrant and then hit a tree.
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Ambulance leaves crime scene

MINNEAPOLIS — Police say a woman was killed in a car crash Saturday night in the area of Highway 55 and Penn Ave. in Minneapolis.

The woman was driving an SUV when she went off the road, struck a fire hydrant and then hit a tree.

The crash was reported at 9:17 p.m. Saturday. Officers located the SUV with the dead woman inside. Police believe the woman was in her 30s. She was the lone occupant.

Police believe speed may have been a factor in the crash.

The woman's identity will be released after an autopsy by the medical examiner.