51-year-old woman dies in Highway 61 accident in Cottage Grove, Minn.

The State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on Hwy 61 near Hwy 95 in Cottage Grove.

A 51-year-old woman was killed in a crash on Highway 61 in Cottage Grove Thursday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The accident took place around kl. 18.56 on Southbound Highway 61 near Highway 95. The State Patrol says the woman from Woodbury was driving her Chrysler PT Cruiser east on 120th Avenue in an attempt to turn north on Highway 61 when she was hit by a Saturn Vue traveling south. There were stop signs at 120th Avenue.

The driver of the Saturn Vue was transported to Regina Hospital with minor injuries. He is a 19-year-old man from Eagan.

There was no alcohol involved, according to the Minnesota State Patrol accident report.

Southbound lanes on Highway 61 were blocked for a few hours while authorities cleared the site Thursday night.

Minnesota State Patrol investigator.

This story is evolving. Check back at FOX9.com for updates.


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