Woman killed, man injured in Mendota Heights tilt crash

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MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — A woman was killed Friday afternoon and a man was injured in a rollover collision on the southern subway.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash occurred around 2:45 p.m. on Highway 62 heading east in Mendota Heights. A Ford Ranger drifted into the right ditch at the intersection of Dodd Road, hit a tree and rolled over.

A passenger in the truck, 66-year-old Margarita Cruz Garcia of Inver Grove Heights, was killed in the crash. The driver, a 70-year-old man from Inver Grove Heights, was injured and emergency services took him to Regions Hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.

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Both Garcia and the driver were wearing seat belts, troopers say. Alcohol did not play a role in the accident.

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