Woman killed when SUV hits tree on Hwy. 55 in Minneapolis

The crash happened on Saturday evening.
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A woman in her 30s was killed on Saturday evening when she crashed her SUV into a tree on Hwy. 55 in Minneapolis.

The collision was reported at 9:17 p.m. at Olson Memorial Highway (55) and Penn Avenue.

Police arrived at the scene and found that a silver SUV heading eastbound had left the road west of Penn Avenue, struck a fire hydrant, and continued east across Penn Avenue where it struck a tree.

The female driver, who was the only person inside the SUV, was found dead at the scene.

Minneapolis Police Department says that speed may have been a factor in the crash.

The identity of the victim and their cause of death will be released at a later date by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.

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While the number of reported crashes in Minnesota have reduced by almost half since the coronavirus-related shutdowns, the Minnesota State Patrol has been receiving increased reports of aggressive driving and excessive speeds on roads.

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