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St. Paul man identified as victim of fatal crash on Lafayette Bridge

  • Article by: Chris Havens
  • Star Tribune
  • January 26, 2014 - 9:25 AM

Authorities have identified the victim in a deadly crash that happened Saturday morning on the Lafayette Bridge.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol:

Ivvie Harrell, 45, of St. Paul, died after being ejected from his 1999 GMC Yukon when it hit a concrete median barrier on the bridge, which spans the Mississippi River in St. Paul.

The crash occurred shortly after 5 a.m.

Harrell’s vehicle was in the right lane headed northbound on Hwy. 52 when it went straight on a curve, hitting the concrete barrier. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to a State Patrol report, and he died at the scene. No alcohol was detected in his system.

The road conditions were icy at the time of the crash.

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