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Crash just north of Twin Cities kills 1 driver, injures another

December 12, 2017 GMT

A two-vehicle crash north of the metro area Tuesday killed one person, injured another and had the highway closed for a few hours, authorities said.

The wreck occurred late in the morning commute on Hwy. 47 at County Road 5 about 8 miles north of St. Francis, according to the Isanti County Sheriffs Office.

The highway was closed while a medical helicopter landed on the highway, according to the Sheriffs Office. The highway reopened about 11:50 a.m., once the on-scene investigation was complete and wreckage was moved.

Patrol Lt. Tiffani Nielson said that one driver died at the scene. The other driver was airlifted to Mercy [Hospital in Coon Rapids], but was alert.

Authorities have yet to disclose the circumstances leading to the crash, and the drivers identities have yet to be released.

Paul Walsh 612-673-4482