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Woman who died in crash after car lost tire in Minneapolis is identified

The 35-year-old Minneapolis woman was originally from Mahnomen.

The driver who died in a single-vehicle crash in Minneapolis on May 11 has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office as 35-year-old Nicole M. Rindahl. 

The Minneapolis woman crashed around 5:33 a.m. May 11 near Glenwood Avenue and Xerxes Avenue, according to the Minneapolis Police Department. When police arrived, they found the vehicle on its roof north of the intersection.

Rindahl was pinned underneath the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else is believed to have been in the vehicle at the time of the crash, police said.

Police are still investigating the crash, though investigators initially determined that Rindahl may have been driving "without a left front tire for a period of time before leaving the roadway," adding that "Speed and failure to wear a seatbelt are possible contributing factors" in the fatal crash. 

Formerly of Mahnomen, Minnesota, Rindahl's funeral will be held Thursday, May 20, in Naytahwaush, Minnesota, according to Red Lake Nation News. Naytahwaush is approximately 20 miles east-southeast of Mahnomen. 

The Star Tribune, citing a family member, reports that Rindahl leaves behind three children. 

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