Cloquet woman dies in crash on I-35
A 54-year-old Cloquet woman died Wednesday when the pickup in which she was a passenger rolled over along Interstate 35 in Chisago County.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Julie Koen was in the rear seat of a 2004 Chevrolet 2500 pickup traveling southbound on I-35 between North Branch and Stacy when the driver of the truck lost control and overcorrected, and the truck rolled into the median just after 7 p.m.
Koen was thrown from the truck and died at the scene.
The driver of the truck, Jacqueline Tuggle, 16, of Early, Iowa, and a passenger, Michael Tuggle, 47, of Early, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the Patrol reported.
The Tuggles, who are father and daughter, were wearing seat belts, the Patrol reported. Koen, who was a relative, was not.
Road conditions were wet at the time of the crash.