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Patrol: Jeep's topper blows off, driver who then pulled over struck and killed

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A driver who pulled over and was standing on the shoulder after a Jeep Wrangler's topper blew off was hit and killed by a third car, the State Patrol says.

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According to the incident report, an 18-year-old from Inver Grove Heights was driving a 1987 Jeep Wrangler on Highway 52, just north of County Road 42, in Rosemount Sunday.

The Jeep was heading southbound around 2:30 p.m. when its topper blew off.

John Ostrom, in a Ford pickup also heading southbound at the time, hit the topper and pulled to the left shoulder. The 46-year-old from Fountain, Minnesota, got out of the car and was standing in the grassy median ditch, the report says.

At that point a third vehicle – a Buick Park Avenue driven by a 30-year-old Mazzeppa woman – swerved to avoid stopped traffic. The Buick Park Avenue struck and killed Ostrom on the shoulder.

No alcohol was detected on any of the three drivers.

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