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Damaged MOA ramp reopens

The Mall of America has reopened the north entrance to the West parking deck, which had been closed for more than a week after it was damaged during an accident that killed one person.
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The Mall of America has officially reopened the north entrance to the West parking deck, which had been closed for more than a week after it was damaged during an accident that killed one person.

Raheem Aaron Waheed, 52, was identified by the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office as the driver who was killed more than a week ago. Waheed’s U-Haul truck hit a support beam in the west parking ramp that fell and crushed the cab of the truck, trapping Waheed inside.

Two others were injured. WCCO interviewed a man who tried to save Waheed at the incident.

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