MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — A woman died and a man was injured in a rollover crash Friday afternoon in the south metro.
The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened around 2:45 p.m. on eastbound Highway 62 in Mendota Heights. A Ford Ranger drifted off to the right ditch near the Dodd Road intersection, hit a tree and rolled.
A passenger in the truck, 66-year-old Margarita Cruz Garcia of Inver Grove Heights, died in the crash. The driver, a 70-year-old Inver Grove Heights man, was hurt, and emergency crews brought him to Regions Hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.
Both Garcia and the driver were wearing seat belts, troopers say. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash.