MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 23-year-old woman was killed after the vehicle she was driving went into a ditch and rolled.

The one-vehicle crash happened around 4:45 a.m. Saturday.

The Minnesota State Patrol said that the woman, Jerri Mondeel of Hollandale, Minn., was traveling east on Highway 251 in Freeborn County. She ran off the road to the right then over corrected and went into a north ditch and rolled.

The state patrol said Mondeel was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

She was the only one in the car at the time.

Roads were dry and it is not known if alcohol played a factor in the crash. The cause won’t be known until autopsy results are back.

Comments (9)
  1. S White says:

    Why isn’t wearing a seatbelt automactic? I had two peers who died last week, if they had worn their seatbelt they possibly could have survived. The driver did and she lived.We need to make sure when anyone boards your car you need to say .EVERY ONE BUCKLED. You would think, but I guess not?

  2. Joshua Eastman says:

    I’ve also had a friend rollover, get trapped in the seatbelt, and burnt alive. To each his own.

    1. getridofem says:

      That is one of the most stupid reasons there is for not wearing a seat belt—check the stats and then say the same thing stupid—

  3. Joe Seely says:

    Either way is tragic…we “ALL” need to be more aware of our driving and road conditions and start useing more common sense.

  4. Kristen Rae says:

    I dont think it matters if there was alcohol involved. That information is private. I also agree that seat belts can save people, and they have also killed people. Either way…..let her rest in peace. She is no longer here so it no longer matters. RIP Jerri, you will be missed

  5. Buckle Up! says:

    Ah, yes Joshua, the old “But you could burn/drown because you’re TRAPPED by your seatbelt!” Yes, its possible to get trapped with a seatbelt, but you’re far more likely to be rendered unconscious, ejected or killed on impact than you are to be trapped by a seatbelt. Not being trapped wont do you much good if you’re not awake or alive to get out.

  6. Sidney says:

    Why is that information private? we’ll find out if she was intoxicated or not because she was on a public road. Why wouldn’t we have a right to know?

  7. Dan says:

    Seat belts saved the life of my wife & me when our vehicle rolled 3 times. We suffered minor scratches, however, our vehicle was demolished.

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