MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities are investigating a fatal head-on crash that happened Friday morning in Andover.
According to the Anoka Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded around 7:41 a.m to a report of a crash on 165th Avenue at Makah Street Northwest in Andover.READ MORE: Protesters Plan March In Uptown Marking Deona Knajdek's Birthday
Upon arrival, first responders found one of the two vehicles involved in the crash on fire. According to the sheriff’s office, bystanders were able to remove the driver from the car.READ MORE: Twin Cities Ranks 15th Among Cities With Most Energy Star-Certified Buildings
Lifesaving efforts were attempted, but both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. There were no passengers in either vehicle.
The victims were identified Saturday as 44-year-old Eleanor Lee Frey of Ogilvie, and 57-year-old Dawn Marie Benkler of St. Francis.MORE NEWS: Ford Maverick: Hybrid Truck 'Challenges Status Quo, Stereotypes' Of Pickups, Expert Says
The crash remains under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol.