MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A chain-reaction crash Saturday afternoon in St. Louis Park left an elderly woman dead at the scene, police say.
The crash happened on eastbound Highway 7 around 3:15 p.m. Police say a four-door sedan going east rear-ended an SUV, setting off a series of crashes involving five cars.READ MORE: Girl Shot In Head During Mpls. Birthday Party Confirmed As Student At Elementary School In New Hope
The crash’s only victim, whose name has not been released, was in the backseat of the sedan. No others involved required medical attention, police said.READ MORE: AMBER ALERT: Samantha Stephenson, 13, Last Seen With Brandon Morgan, 19, Who May Be In 'Manic State'
Authorities closed the eastbound lanes of Highway 7 following the crash. They reopened to traffic shortly before 6 p.m.MORE NEWS: Richard Skramstad Charged In Western Wisconsin Meth Investigation
The crash is still under investigation, and authorities don’t think drugs or alcohol played a factor in the incident.