MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 19-year-old Wisconsin woman is dead after a crash on Interstate 35 Wednesday afternoon in Steele County.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the fatal accident happened near Albert Lea just after 5 p.m.

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The victim, from Delano, Wisconsin, was driving a PT Cruiser southbound on the interstate when one of her rear tires blew out, causing her to lose control.

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She hit the median, causing the Cruiser to split in half. A pickup truck, an SUV and a Harley motorcycle collided with one half of the car, while the other half came to rest in the northbound lanes,.


The name of the victim, and the names and condition of the other people involved, have not been released. The state patrol is investigating.