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Woman dies in crash with garbage truck in west-central Minnesota

A 56-year-old Willmar woman died as a result of injuries suffered in a crash with a garbage truck five miles east of Raymond in Edwards Township.

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RAYMOND, Minn. — A 56-year-old Willmar, Minnesota, woman died as a result of injuries she suffered in a crash at approximately 9:44 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.

The woman was driving a 2003 Dodge Caravan at the intersection of 60th Street and 105th Avenue Southwest in Edwards Township, which is about five miles east of Raymond, when the crash occurred with a garbage truck driven by a 47-year-old man from Atwater.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the man suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene by ambulance personnel.

The case remains under investigation and the names of both drivers will be released Wednesday, according to the news release from Sgt. Tim Fischer.

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In its 2021 uniform crime report released Friday, Aug. 12, the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported 201 murders, an 8.5% annual increase, and a 21.6% increase in violent crime. The previous murder record was set in 2020, when Minnesota had 185 murders — a 58% increase from the 117 reported in 2019.

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