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Motorist dead after crashing into sound barrier on I-35W in Burnsville

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating after a fatal crash on Interstate 35W in Burnsville late Sunday afternoon.

According to the state patrol, a driver in a Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on I-35W near McAndrews Road when the vehicle veered to the right shoulder and entered the ditch. The vehicle then hit the sound barrier and started on fire.

The driver — a 56-year-old Lakeville man — was killed. There were no other people or vehicles involved. 

Emergency responders, including the Burnsville Fire Department, responded to the scene. The incident was reported to have occurred around 4:30 p.m. 

Road conditions were dry at the time. 

Source: CBS Minnesota

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