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.