MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One person is dead after a crash on a west metro highway known to have a dangerous past.
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It happened Friday afternoon on Highway 12 between Valley Road and Railroad Avenue in Independence.
Troopers say a westbound car crossed over the center lane and crashed head on with an eastbound semi.READ MORE: 47-Year-Old Woman Shot In Head In St. Paul
In 2016, the Minnesota Department of Transportation closed a five-mile stretch on a different part of the highway to make safety improvements.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reported 24 deaths within six years between Wayzata all the way to Wright County.MORE NEWS: MN Weather: Over 6 Inches Of Snow Possible In Northern MN This Weekend
MnDOT is scheduled to begin making safety improvements to this part of the road in 2021.