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Driver ejected, killed in rollover crash north of Litchfield

The crash happened at approximately 8:05 a.m. Tuesday.

A rollover crash proved fatal about 70 miles west of the Twin Cities on Tuesday morning. 

The single-vehicle crash happened just after 8 a.m. in Forest Prairie Township, with the Meeker County Sheriff's Office reporting that a vehicle rolled on Hwy. 21 east of Hwy. 14. 

Emergency responders arrived at the scene and found the driver of the vehicle had been ejected. The 32-year-old rural Litchfield woman, identified as Michelle A. Bengston, died at the scene. 

Investigators determined that Bengston was driving westbound on Hwy. 21 when she lost control of the vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway before rolling multiple times. 

Responding to the scene were deputies from the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, the Minnesota State Patrol, Mayo Ambulance, and Dassel Fire and Rescue. 

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