MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 66-year-old woman died Wednesday after a vehicle fire on Highway 5 in Eden Prairie, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The State Patrol responded at about 12:40 p.m. to the area of eastbound Highway 5 and Mitchell Road on a report of a vehicle fire. Authorities located the driver outside of the vehicle, and both the woman and the vehicle were on fire.

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She was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where she later died. She was identified by authorities as Susan Jean Clark of Eden Prairie.

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The Eden Prairie Fire Department is investigating the incident as a fire-related death. The eastbound lanes of Highway 5 were closed in the area for several hours while authorities investigated the incident. The highway reopened at about 5:30 p.m.