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Fatal traffic accidents throughout Minneapolis

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news Ellsworth, 54011
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Police in Minneapolis are investigating a fatal collision between a dump truck and a bicyclist. It happened this morning near the University of Minnesota campus.

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The female victim who was riding the bicycle has not been identified. Investigators are interviewing witnesses at the scene. Metro Transit detoured buses that run through the Dinkytown area.

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A Hopkins woman has died from her injuries after being hit by a cab last Friday night. Thirty-eight-year-old Tonia Sorenson was with three others when she stepped off a curb in Uptown Minneapolis was struck by the taxi. Sorenson was a 1990 graduate of Redwood Falls High School. No charges have been filed yet.

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The mother of a University of Minnesota student struck by a hit-and-run driver does not think her son will survive. Twenty-three-year-old Benjamin Van Handel from Appleton has been in critical condition since he was hit by a car early last Friday in Dinkytown. His mother posted a message on his CaringBridge website saying "It is with a very heavy heart that I need to share that Ben is restfully sleeping, enjoying his last night with us." Police are still searching for the driver who went the wrong direction down a one-way street and struck Van Handel and two female U of M students on the sidewalk. The suspect vehicle is described as an early 2000s white Toyota with possible front-end damage.

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