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Allina Health doctor killed in fatal car accident

Jodi Zenti was pronounced dead at the scene, and was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office.
Credit: Allina Health

PRINCETON, Minn. — A doctor from Allina Health died Friday in a car accident.

The incident occurred Friday at around 8 a.m. in Princeton near Highway 169.

Officials received a call of a medial emergency occurring in a vehicle. Jodi Zenti, 57, reported that the driver of the vehicle she was in had become unresponsive.

Officers located the crashed vehicle at the median of Rum River Drive South.

Preliminary investigation from police suggests Zenti stepped out of the car to give medical attention to the driver, but when she got out to render aid, she was struck and dragged by the vehicle.

The 63-year-old driver from Blaine, Minnesota was treated at Princeton Fairview Hospital and is cooperating with the investigation, police said.

Zenti was pronounced dead at the scene, and was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office.

Allina Health released the following statement regarding the doctor's death: 

Our sincerest condolences go out to Dr. Jodi Zenti's family and friends. Dr. Zenti went above and beyond for her patients and fellow employees during her more than 25 years at Allina Health. She will be greatly missed by her patients and colleagues.