Passenger killed in crash after SUV cuts off vehicle, leaves the scene in southern Minnesota

The crash happened on Hwy. 60 southwest of Mankato.
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Jalynn Rose Williams, who died in the crash on Monday.

Jalynn Rose Williams, who died in the crash on Monday.

A 20-year-old Mankato woman was killed in a crash Monday that authorities believed was caused by an SUV that cut off another vehicle and fled the scene. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened around 4:40 p.m. on Hwy. 60 west of Lake Crystal. A 2000 Chevy Blazer was eastbound on the highway when a Ford SUV cut it off – possibly making contact with it – and caused it to enter the ditch and roll. 

A 20-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the Blazer, sustained fatal injuries. She has been identified as Jalynn Rose Williams, of Mankato, who died after being transported to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. 

A 26-year-old Mankato man driving the Blazer suffered non-fatal injuries and was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. 

The State Patrol says the Ford SUV went into the median after cutting off the Blazer, then got back onto the eastbound lane of Hwy. 60 and left the scene. The vehicle and driver have not been located. 

Williams was not wearing a seat belt, the crash report says. 

Lake Crystal is located about 15 miles southwest of Mankato. 

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