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Minn. Woman Dies Trying To Stop Runaway Truck

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CROSSLAKE, Minn. (AP) — Police say a Crosslake woman has died after she tried to stop a rolling pickup truck that her 2-year-old nephew was in.

Police Chief Bob Hartman says the 32-year-old was killed Thursday. The toddler wasn’t hurt.

Hartman says the boy was playing inside the pickup when the truck began rolling backward down a hill. He says the woman jumped on the truck’s running board and was reaching inside to put it in park when the vehicle sideswiped a large tree.

The woman got caught between the truck and the tree. A witness and emergency responders performed CPR but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hartman says she apparently died of head trauma.

The Brainerd Dispatch report says her name has not been released.

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