Highway 169 crash leaves Ramsey woman dead

Deadly crash temporarily closes road in Champlin

Deadly crash temporarily closes road in Champlin

A portion of northbound Highway 169 in Champlin has reopened after a fatal crash led to a closure for several hours on Wednesday.

It happened at around 11:25 a.m. at the intersection of Hayden Lake Road, according to preliminary information from the Minnesota State Patrol.

The crash report says a Penske box truck was stopped in the left turn lane for a red light and a Toyota RAV4 was in the left lane when a Chevrolet Colorado swerved from the right lane to the left lane. In the process, the Chevrolet hit the RAV4, which flipped and hit the box truck.

The driver of the RAV4, 55-year-old Gena Corrine Zepeda of Ramsey, died in the crash, according to the crash report.

No other injuries were reported, and the crash remains under investigation.

Northbound Highway 169 was closed from 120th Avenue to Hayden Lake Road for nearly four hours as crews investigated. However, lanes have since reopened.