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Fatal crash closes eastbound Hwy. 62 in Minneapolis

The closure is expected to be in place for an "extended period of time."
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A fatal crash closed the eastbound Crosstown Highway 62 in Minneapolis Thursday morning.

The crash happened at the Portland Avenue exit, with the State Patrol saying it involved four vehicles, with one flipped on its side.

Details of how many fatalities there are have not been revealed yet, but the crash closed the eastbound highway as well as ramps from I-35W for several hours.

Here's what the State Patrol says happened: "Traveling Eastbound on Highway 62 near Portland Ave exit, a Chevrolet Equinox was rear ended by Honda Civic.

"While attempting to pull over onto the shoulder, the Honda was then rear ended by a F150 while still in the traffic lane. In attempt to move out of the path of the F150, the Equinox then struck a Kia."

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