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Driver Dies After Car Blows Tire, Rolls

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FARIBAULT, Minn. (WCCO) – A driver was killed in a rollover crash after the tire blew out in Rice County Thursday evening.

According to the State Patrol, the vehicle was traveling southbound along Interstate 35 near milepost 52.

A witness reported seeing the rear tire on the driver’s side blow out.

The vehicle veered off the roadway along the right side and rolled more than twice.

The driver — 26-year-old Manbile Mohamud of Lexington, Minn. — was pronounced dead on the scene.

A 25-year-old passenger in the car was not injured.

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