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3 injured in Mendota Heights head-on collision

The Minnesota State Patrol said it's a $415 fine, if you are caught using the controlled access road. Photo: KSTP/Matt Belanger
The Minnesota State Patrol said it's a $415 fine, if you are caught using the controlled access road.

Updated: December 18, 2019 07:30 AM

Three people were injured in a head-on collision in Mendota Heights Tuesday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. 

A state patrol incident report said the collision occurred just after 8:15 p.m. on westbound I-494. 

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The incident report said a Pontiac driven by Daniel Kraft was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the interstate when it crashed head on with a Nissan driven by Anastasia Krinberg. The Nissan spun out and struck a Chrysler van driven by Andrew William McGraw.

All three drivers were taken to Regions Hospital. Kraft suffered life-threatening injuries, according to the state patrol. The injuries sustained by Krinberg and McGraw are not believed to be life-threatening. 

The state patrol says alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash. 

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