Impairment suspected in overnight fatal crash in south Minneapolis

The collision happened at the intersection of E. 26th St. and S. Cedar Ave.
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Speed and impairment are possible factors in a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a motorist in Minneapolis early Saturday morning. 

The collision happened just after 3:40 a.m. at the intersection of E. 26th St. and S. Cedar Ave. in south Minneapolis, according to Minneapolis Police Department. Officers arrived at the scene and found both vehicles severely damaged to the west of the intersection. 

The driver of a vehicle that was southbound on Cedar Ave. died at the scene, while three people who were traveling in a vehicle that was westbound on 26th suffered injuries that are not life-threatening. 

Investigators determined that the driver of the westbound vehicle struck the southbound vehicle, and that excessive speed, drugs or alcohol impairment, and disobeying a traffic signal were contributing factors in the crash. 

A warrant for a blood sample on the suspect driver – a man in his 30s – was executed.

The victim who died at the scene was a man in his 50s, though his full identity has yet to be released. 

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