1 dead in crash involving MnDOT pickup in Oak Park Heights

The crash happened at approximately 8:39 a.m. Thursday.
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A fatal crash in Oak Park Heights claimed the life of an 82-year-old woman Thursday morning. 

A crash report from the Minnesota State Patrol identifies the victim as Adelle Marie Johnson, 82, of Mahtomedi. She was driving a 2016 Honda HR-V eastbound on Hwy. 36 when she rear-ended a Minnesota Department of Transportation Ford pickup. 

The State Patrol says the MnDOT pickup was slowing with traffic near Oakgreen Avenue North when the accident took place at approximately 8:39 a.m. 

Johnson was transported to Saint Joseph Hospital in St. Paul but did not survive her injuries. 

The driver of the pickup, a 51-year-old New Brighton man, and passenger, a 36-year-old Brooklyn Park man, were uninjured. 

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