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MPD Investigating Two Car Crash with Fatality



April 24, 2019 (Minneapolis) MPD squads were called to Washington Av. N. and Dowling Av. N just after 9:00pm on Wednesday for a report of an accident with injuries. Squads responded with the Minneapolis Fire Department and an EMS crew and located two vehicles that were involved.  One vehicle had two occupants, a female driver and a male passenger who remained at the scene.  The second vehicle had one occupant, a female driver who was deceased at the scene.


The preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle driven by the female with the male passenger was northbound on Washington Av. N. making a left turn to go westbound on Dowling Av. N. The second vehicle with the lone occupant was traveling southbound on Washington Av. N.  The first vehicle struck the second vehicle as it was turning.


The Minneapolis Police Traffic Unit is investigating this accident. The MPD Crime Lab responded to collect evidence and process the scene.  The occupants of the first car involved are cooperating with investigators and officers are not looking for any other vehicles related to this accident at this time.  All factors pertaining to the cause of this accident are currently being investigated.


The case number related to this accident is #19-115584.


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