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4 people killed in separate crashes over the weekend

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An Inver Grove Heights man could face charges in the traffic death of a Roseville woman. This incident was among at least four deadly crashes on Minnesota roads this weekend.

A 42-year-old Roseville woman was killed in a crash at the corner of Dawn Avenue and 70th Street in Inver Grove Heights just after 3 p.m. Saturday, KSTP reports.

The woman, who had crashed into a utility pole, was unresponsive when officials found her trapped inside her minivan, WCCO says. There were live electrical wires draped over the vehicle.

A 21-year-old Inver Grove Heights man, who was treated for minor injuries, was identified as the driver of a vehicle nearby the crash scene, the Star Tribune says.

He is being held in Dakota County jail on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide, drunken driving, careless and reckless drive, running a stop sign and driving with a revoked driver's license, among other charges, the paper notes. He has not been charged, jail records show.

Details on how the crash happened haven't been released. The incident remains under investigation.

Pedestrian killed in Coon Rapids

A pedestrian walking in the middle right lane of westbound Highway 610 in Coon Rapids was fatally struck by a passing vehicle early Saturday morning, according to the State Patrol.

A 35-year-old Plymouth woman, who was driving, suffered no apparent injuries.

The incident happened near the intersection of East River Road around 12:20 a.m., the State Patrol notes.

The identity of the pedestrian hasn't been released, but the Star Tribune says he is a 22-year-old man from Blaine.

The crash remains under investigation.

81-year-old killed in Otter Tail County

A driver turning left out of a driveway onto Highway 210 in Otter Tail County around 10:45 a.m. Saturday was killed when their vehicle was hit by an approaching pickup truck that was unable to stop, the State Patrol says.

The Star Tribune says the vehicle was driven by an 81-year-old.

The 71-year-old driver of the pickup truck suffered noncritical injuries, while his passenger was not injured, the State Patrol says.

Driver killed in Isanti County

A 55-year-old Osceola man was killed Friday afternoon when the vehicle he was driving crossed over the centerline on Highway 95 and collided with a semi truck traveling the other direction, the State Patrol says.

James Waldock was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle – 58-year-old Dale Bardwell – suffered injuries that were not life threatening.

At least 311 people have been killed on Minnesota roads so far this year. That's compared to the 280 who had died in traffic-related incidents at the same time last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

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