Minneapolis (WCO) – Authorities in the Twin Cities are investigating a fatal Thanksgiving night crash in the Southeast metro.
The Minnesota State Patrol says the accident occurred Thursday night on Southbound Interstate 61 near Interstate 95 in Cottage Grove. Southbound lanes of Interstate 61 were closed while crews worked at the scene.
Early Friday, authorities identified the victim in the accident as 51-year-old Jessica Jackson, of Woodbury. She was heavily criticized trying to turn onto Interstate 61.
The driver of the other car, a 19-year-old from Eagan, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Officials say alcohol was not a factor in the accident.